Sunday, March 23, 2014

I am back!

I started this blog a little over a year ago and had every intention of keeping up with it no matter what else I had going on. 

I really missed being a full time librarian and thought it would make me feel like I still was, if I had a place to keep track of all the books I was reading.  It also quickly became the place I would talk about how I would use all the books- library programs- my baby time and my mother daughter book club.  I had every intention of keeping up with those programs and my blog. 

In the summer of 2013 I started a full-time children's position and I felt like I was back where I belonged- the children's room.  I started to get my feet wet again with weekly programs, I made great friends at the library and I was settling in. 

Soon it became apparent to me that my dad who had been pretty sick all year, was only getting worse.  By chance I saw a children's librarian position posted for a town near my parents and thought of it as my chance to be close to him and to help my mother.

In the span of a month I flew to Florida, interviewed and got the job, gave notice, packed nearly everything I owned into storage and moved to Florida. 

My father knew I was here, there is no doubt about that but he died on December 15th.  

I started my library job, and for the most part, it is a good one.  There is a lot to do, and it keeps me busy and for that I am grateful.

Unfortunately, things didn't work out quite like I planned. At first, I found it really hard to concentrate. I couldn't read for about a month.  Slowly, I have been coming around.  I love looking for books for story-time and baby-time and lately I have been reading a good deal of teen angst.

I find myself thinking of my father a lot when I am planning my programs.  It is in his lap that my sister and I learned the joy of listening to stories and to sing silly songs.  The things that I like best, that make me really good at this  job I got from him.  

So I am sad, I feel like I got to Florida too late to help him like I wanted to. But, I can do what I do best for this little library for the time being.