When I last posted (since deleted), I noted that my grandmother was sick and in the hospital, but she was recovering. Life seems to have a cruel sense of humor. Less than two hours after posting that, my grandmother was gone.
That was April 11. Eleven days ago. Since then, I've had a really hard time with the grieving process. My parents divorced when I was three and my mom and I moved in with my grandparents. My mom worked three jobs to support us, so I rarely saw her when I was younger. My grandmother filled tat role as "mother." So this has been difficult for me to accept.
I don't share this to ruin anyone's day or to beg for sympathy. I understand and am very grateful for the fact that I had 35 years with my grandmother, and that it took 35 years for me to lose someone that I was this close to.
I share this because I realize that between trying to finish my graduate program, find a job, and grieve, I can't devote any real time to this blog. Therefore, I will be taking a little break. I should be back by the middle of May or early June. Furthermore, I will not be trading very much. During this time, I will be moving, so trading would be difficult anyway. Hopefully, when I come back, I will be much more organized and trading will be easier.
That doesn't mean that I am leaving everything behind. I still plan to read all of your blogs regularly. Your posts have become one of my favorite ways to get away from the world around me. So I plan on continuing reading them on a daily basis.
I even have a few posts that are nearly complete. I plan on finishing them and scheduling them for publication so that I at least have some new material on my blog over the next month or month and a half.
I just wanted to let those who may want to trade know that I probably won't be able to for a little while.
Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone is well. Give your loved ones an extra hug tonight!