ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

EndNotes

Sabbatical and reunions

I am taking a four-month sabbatical from my newspaper job for an adventure I will likely blog here as it gets going. The day I left the newsroom I was asked to clean off my fairly messy desk because another writer will sit in the primo spot (in a fun pod) while I am gone. I pouted a bit about the request but did it. This week about 50 members of my family are gathering for a reunion and last night two great-nephews from New York remet same-age great-nephews from Spokane. When I was12 our Spokane family traveled to Syracuse and I hung out with same-age cousins, too. I just can't believe how fast time goes and how my siblings and are the elders now in a big, crazy family. Both incidents this week made me understand you have to be gracious in transitions, clean your desk without pouting, and you have responsibilities as family elders to make sure experiences happen for younger family members no matter how much work it is.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to EndNotes

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

Ask a question: Catherine welcomes questions about aging issues and grief. Email her at endnotescolumn@gmail.com.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here