John and I came back from DC on Saturday. I think we’re still a little jet-lagged though. We had a lot of fun, and saw quite a bit. We were able to visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear two Supreme Court arguments. We also visited the Library of Congress and the National Archives where the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are on display. We were very impressed! A lot of history in one place. We were also able to spend some time with my niece and nephew. We don’t see them very often because they live so far away. I was thinking of flying back out there for Christmas because my parents and brother will also be there during that time. I’m not sure about that yet.
Now we’re back in Gilroy, and I’m focusing on my writing again. I’d really like to be able to do something with my writing, and earn some money doing it! I’ve got my children’s story, a half-finished article on Haitian women, my book, and my blog. John thinks I should start writing a novel, but I haven’t quite decided on that yet. I’ve been able to continue ignoring my voices, and I’m determined not to let them keep me from doing the things that I want to do with my life. I think that’s why it’s so important for me to keep writing, and not give up on it. I need the courage to write!