So, I haven't been here.
You may have noticed.
Here's the thing: I got a job! A for real, paying job as a writer! I'm now the Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Guide for About.com.
"What?" I hear you ask.
Well, it turns out About.com hires independent writers to be the official writer and coordinator of each of their topics. I applied for the job on something of a whim at the end of 2010, and after many months got the opportunity to "try-out" for the job in their training boot camp. At the end of boot camp, the job was mine!
The good news is, it's great work, it's a topic near and dear to my heart after caring for women during pregnancy loss for almost ten years as a nurse, and I am actually GETTING PAID TO WRITE!
(Here's where I take a moment to brag and tell you that About.com is a New York Times company, so my paychecks come from the New York Times. See?)
The bad news is, it's kind of a lot of work right now. I'm still learning the ropes and until I find my feet, I'm afraid my blog is going to be even more neglected than usual.
I've considered closing it down altogether, actually, but I didn't want to lose touch with you lovely followers. And--*throws salt over shoulder* *knocks on wood*--I really hope I've got some exciting news to share with you guys soon.
So, for now, consider my a hibernatin' bear. Thanks for sticking around as much as you have. You will still find me rambling on Twitter, and posting nonsense to my Tumblog. Oh! And I'm on Google+ now, too, if you're so inclined to stalk me pandimensionally.
Here's hoping I've got some good news to fill this space with soon!