Off to RV

I’m Back!

I’m back after taking most of the summer off of writing.

I wish I had some sort of interesting reason for my absence. I tried! I thought: Am I too happy to blog? Too depressed? Lost? Dazed? Confused?

I finally gave up on being reasonable and starting writing this post.


I actually have so much to tell everyone.

Off to RV

We went on our big RV trip and 5000 miles later, we’ve been to Yellowstone and back. I’ll need to write about it state-by-state though because we did so much in every state we visited so stay tuned for RV Trip Part 1: West Virginia (or some version of that exciting title). We had such a good time that we will probably be RV owners by the time I hit publish, and Late Enough can finally become the RV blog it was always meant to be.

Speaking of Late Enough, this blog was chosen as the best local blog by Richmond Family Magazine. I made Scott read the blurb to me because I was too anxious to hear how it was characterized, but the writer, Mary Helen Sheriff, perfectly captured this space.

I’m so far behind in telling stories that I never got to show off my sister’s wedding (or my matron of honor speech) from March although it got picked up by so many magazines, I’m sure everyone in the South has seen it. (That’s not going to stop me though!)

Of course, the wider world has seen so much turmoil as of late, and I obviously have opinions although I feel myself focusing less on the political side and more on the humanitarian side again. Did you know our last name, Iwashyna, is Ukrainian? I’ve run into a lot of interesting conversations because of it.

While I’ve missed writing in this space, our summer was definitely easier with me just focused on home and family rather than trading off work time with Scott. We’ve had tea parties, ice skating and rock climbing camps, general mayhem, and Pikachus. We had cookouts over fire pits and almost had the Virginia Beach Dog Mafia reject Lars. We had so many days in the high 70s and low 80s that I forgot to hate summer.

Maybe what I’ve realized is that I don’t NEED to write. I want to blog regularly but it’s not something I need to feel settled? I don’t know. I do know that in general, I feel less attached to having to do this or that. Buddhism, here I come! (Actually, we are trying out a new Christian church in the country, and the organist invited my son to play! Compliment my kids and I’ll be a fan for life!)

Okay, I hope that your July was wonderful and I’ll see you here more often for sure.

PS. It’s hard to hit publish after 8 weeks. Here we go! WHEEEEEEE


Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

5 thoughts to “I’m Back!”

  1. I came here to read about the RV trip. Not enough facebook info for my fill. So if you don’t mind, I’ll just be over here waiting. Patiently. Mostly.

  2. I’m glad you’re back and I look forward to reading your views on much of the crazy in this world right now…but I am thrilled that you gave yourself (and your family) time to be present.

    I, too, do not HAVE to write. I enjoy it and think I’m good at it, but while I still have my children home with me and the luxury to pick and choose when I share my words, I will. Pick and choose, I mean.

    And be grateful for every minute of it.

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