"Constant Change is Here to Stay" I heard in performing arts school, back in the 1980s. I now teach and (hopefully) inspire caregivers at a long-term care facility, in a new town, a new (rented) house, a newer car (mine was having senioritis), a new housemate (former mental health colleague), a new haircut (way shorter). I can't seem to spend my whole time promoting myself though, so I remain in the arena of health care for work. Book signings are virtual nowadays anyway. I miss seeing my kids during this pandemic. Patience, my friends remind me: "Slowly Slowly makes the Journey".
Mary got her Masters in May, and promptly moved to Bellingham, WA, to be closer to her (grown) kids. She still reads voraciously and keeps in touch with Companions (SCHC) and Franciscans (TSSF) through the amazing service of Zoom. She's sent her 2 novels to a different indie publisher and the third book is 'cooking on the back burner'.