A sabbatical usually starts with a plan. Not in my case. This latest one, unannounced and unanticipated, found me. My time away from the blog started with an innocent commitment to spend 2020 more offline than online.
The year started well enough. However, three weeks into January, the flu followed by a nasty case of bronchitis made my sabbatical non-elective. Let’s just say I didn’t move much. I also became thoroughly familiar with most all of the films nominated this award season.
Sabbatical Plus Special Occasion
I recovered just in time to search for my sunglasses, flip flops, sunscreen and sarong. I’ll need all of that and a few other items I set aside 20 years ago when I eloped to Maui with Alex.
This photo captures just some of the romance. Tropical breezes caressed and soothing surf serenaded us as we pledged our love on a brilliant Maui morning. Later, over champagne, we laughed and imagined the children we’d create together and the stories we’d share with them.
That’s when things got complicated.
If you want to learn more, you can pick up the thread starting on page 42. That’s where I reference our Maui elopement in Silent Sorority.
Sabbatical Ends March 18
In true sabbatical fashion, I’ll be checked out from now until March 18. That’s the day I’ll host a blog book tour stop for Jody Day’s new edition of Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and a Fulfilling Future Without Children.
Join me, Jody and 20 other bloggers and writers as we discuss her latest work. The book is fully revised with lots of new info. Needless to say, it’s one of several books I’m tucking into my carry-on.
Until then, stay safe and be well, dear friends.
6 thoughts on “Brief Sabbatical: A Look Back and Ahead”
dear Pamela and Alex,
happy 20th anniversary! I love your wedding photo!
Many thanks, Klara! Look forward to celebrating with you later this year xx
Can’t wait <3
Happy anniversary, Pamela (& Alex)! I hope you’re feeling better now. Enjoy your sabbatical! I will look forward to your thoughts on Jody’s book on March 18th. :)
Thank you, Loribeth! Look forward to your thoughts as well. Aloha!