My biggest challenge this year has been to maintain any consistency in my writing. I seem to get really inspired to write, and post a ton of blogs at one time, and then I get so busy, that every time I go to write, I am wiped out clean of any inspiration to be creative, or even to express my thoughts and experiences in words. Crazy. So here I am, ready to go again, and realize it’s once again been months since I’ve posted a blog. Even crazier, that I love my blogging, that it has become the hardest thing to do, but sometimes, there’s just not enough minutes in the day.
So, I’m about to begin another Jewish year. Not only do I know I have tons of work to do in getting ready for HH ’09, but, I have lots of work to do looking back. I couldn’t begin looking forward until I spent some time catching up on where I’ve been over the last few months.
Last I wrote, I had just gotten back from St. John, where I performed the wedding for Jen & Ilan, and their 2 little girls. It was so amazing! Then, I was in San Juan for Meredith & Vincent’s wedding – that I still need to blog about. It was at the Fort, and it was a beautiful day! Right after the wedding, I was rushed back to the airport, to perform Susi & Joe’s wedding in Key Biscayne the next morning, so needless to say – it took a while to recover!
Of course, there was Reid’s Bar Mitzvah, the following week, which was such a great experience. Kudos to Richard & Jayne, who defied social tradition, and had a lovely, small, private, intimate service right in their home. Reid did a great job, and I was so proud of him!
THEN – the highlight of my month – I took off to the NC Smoky Mountains, where I go camping, hiking, and white water rafting for 10 amazing days! Just wait till I post pictures of my TENT – and the bear we came across while hiking! We got lots of rain towards the end of the week, so we headed off to my friend Kerin’s cabin in Boone, and spent the rest of vacation in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest.
I thought August would be quiet, but today is the 27th, and I don’t know where the month went. I performed a Bar Mitzvah for Makhail, where everyone came in “Jedi” costumes, and a very sad funeral, for the loss of my friend’s mother, a beautiful woman who was taken far too early. Then, it was time to take Trevor to Gainesville, and Lauren to Jacksonville, and that brings me to today- where I just returned home, ready to go!
I am, however, going to take a few hours to hit the beach, and go for a walk, enjoying the beautiful Florida outdoors. I have missed sun, and relaxation, but I just couldn’t hit the sand and surf without taking a few minutes to write. I want to write about all of these things that I have done this summer, but I also have many new and exciting things to cover coming up.
Oh wait – did I mention I got certified to scuba dive, and will now be performing underwater weddings with ProDiveUSA? Yeah, so much to tell…
Stay tuned, I’ll be back – but for now, going to get a dose of vitamin D!