BlogElul Day 29: Return

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things.

blogelulThe theme of return is a natural on for the last post of the BlogElul project. But for me it carries a great deal of personal meaning.

Completing all 29 posts indicates a return to a writing habit I had to give up for a time due to competing priorities.

Connected to that, a job change – for the better in every measurable sense – means a return to a healthy work-life balance.

Which, in turn, means a tangible return to family in many different, important, and positive ways.

This experience of return has taught me that nothing important is ever truly lost, that we can have the chance to return to it at some point in our lives, if we remain committed, faithful, and patient.

May it be God’s Will that everyone who has stuck with me during this month of my returning experiences the teshuvah – the return – that for which they are praying, and that we all see the coming year bring only good, only health, only joy, and only shalom.