Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hello again

It's been quite a long time since I've blogged. If you remember why I stopped, it was because I began my MFA program. Well, I graduated in June, so I do not have that as an excuse anymore.

Quite a lot has happened since 2005.

In April of 2006, my mother passed away from breast cancer.

Nick, Genny, and I moved to Connecticut this past October.

My life is slowly resettling itself.

I still teach yoga to private clients and a gentle yoga class at fresh yoga ( in New Haven. I've been exploring how to define my approach to yoga an opportunity to begin again, another chance to remember who we truly are, another possibility to find joy in being fully alive. My teaching focuses on a gentle, slow flow, and encourages students to discover their own selves and how best to nurture and express themselves.

Since receiving my MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY, I have been teaching Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at Hunter, too. And, of course, I've been writing.

My focus has been on completing my memoir, “Stripping Down,” which has been excerpted and published in Salon, Conversely and Moxie. I have been editing like a mad woman for quite some time and am now doing an agent search. The project has taken on much larger themes.

And I've started work on some new writing projects. I'm also busy exploring the connections between yoga and creativity, using yoga as an entryway into creative expression.

And how am I doing all of this and still being a mom? Good question!

I'm just doing it. Because I feel like I must. My happiness is that important.

Genny is doing very well. She's three (and a half, she would have you know) and just as wonderful as ever. And just as much a handful as ever.

Well, that's a quick summary of where life is right now. I promise to update this blog more frequently now. It shouldn't be hard to beat my latest record.