The Chaplain and I have lived without most of our worldly goods for well over a year. Funny what you can do without.
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I feel both eagerness and dread to see this sight:

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My favorite 11-year-old made mention of my lack of blog posts, in her words, “for a long time.”  She asked me why I had not written anything to post and the word that came to mind was deadlines. The summer was filled with deadlines. What’s up with that? Summer is not for deadlines! Summer is for fun and play, vacation and rest.
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Please don’t mistake these words for complaint. I really don’t think I am complaining. There was much accomplished—books read, papers written, contracts fulfilled, and (imagine me doing a happy dance as I type these next words) a house completed.
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I’ve noticed when I have so much to do I tend to retreat from social networking. There’s no energy for Facebook, blogging, and often, even email.  The problem is, I start to feel disconnected. There must be a happy medium for times like this—or perhaps I need to be content with my deadline-imposed sabbatical. Can anyone relate?
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The early fall has brought more deadlines, but deadlines or not I need to be connected. So, here I am–connecting.  Strange, but I feel a little shy about it. I also feel better.

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©Brenda Pace, 2011