I don't know if any of you know, but two days after Gina and I got married my mother passed away.
I can't even begin to explain to you the emotions that caused. For months I wasn't able to concentrate and you may have noticed that I didn't have anything to say about our honeymoon either. That trip turned out to be a trip to spread my mother's ashes according to her wishes. After that, as you can imagine things were pretty down, and I struggled to get back to a normal life as much as anyone can after their mother dies. When school started up again for the kids, we wound up involved in a principal protest which involved a few meetings with the school district, and getting involved with the parents and teachers at my children's school. The last thing I wanted to do was get out and about, but then I also got involved with the No on Prop 8 campaign which began to consume a lot of my time. Around the same time, lesbian drama gave birth to a new website, and I decided to endorse both the old site, Lesbiatopia, and the new site. I have many other blogs as well as this one, and as you can imagine my plate was getting pretty full. Now I've taken on an administrative position with the new site and now my plate is completely overloaded. This is why I've decided to make a jump from writing on Lesbiatopia and focus on my other online projects. Along with my other blogs, I have a new book to promote along with being the new Executive Editor of LezGetReal. You'll still be able to find a few of my classic posts on Lesbiatopia if you were a fan of my posts there, and a BIG "Thank You" goes out to Renee and all of the other Lesbiatopians, and I wish all of the writers for both sites the best in their lesbian blogging adventures.
About the Author: Julie Phineas is a work at home mom of 2 who lives in Southern California. You can find out more about her by visiting her website at www.juliephineas.com.