A breast cancer diagnosis on September 6, 2011 changed my current substantially. I’m beyond the five-year mark of completing treatments and am learning to trust in the flow of life. I’m emerging into the busy life most people live, but I’m hoping I can take with me what I learned through the cancer treatments.
Most recently I took on the role of middle school teacher. During my 23 years as a high school English teacher, I’m quite sure I said I’d never teach middle school. But, sure enough, I found myself in the middle school classroom teaching a careers class in the spring of 2016. You can teach an old dog new tricks!
That teaching stint was too exhausting for me to continue, though, so it’s back into the current, looking for my next role. I have a very part-time job that I really enjoy – social media marketing for an ACT prep company, 36 University. I also lead a class now and then at the Center for Mindful Living in Chattanooga.
I began a daily Centering Prayer practice in January 2000. That daily practice has been the most transformative activity of my entire life and has been a constant though my eddies and currents.
I love to travel, but I hate to fly, so I drive as often as I can on my trips. I especially like driving out to the American West. I very much enjoy taking photos. The photos here on this blog are mine (unless otherwise indicated).
No matter where I travel, it’s always good to get back home to these Northwest Georgia mountains. Plus I often visit my childhood home area of Effingham County and Savannah, Georgia to be with the azaleas and Spanish moss and live oak trees.
As for my future, is a current or an eddy next in my life?
I don’t know. I’m learning to trust the flow and to be comfortable with what is.
Eddy and current.