I've also been focusing more on my health, trying to establish some self-care habits, including exercise. As a result, I've replaced some of my internet and social networking time with walking. This is a good thing.
I've also discovered that as my original father becomes more of real person to me, and less of an abstract concept, I'm less willing to write about him in this public forum. He and I are continuing to interact, but I'm not moved to share every detail of those interactions or every discovery about who he is. In fact, I wrote a post called "Five Things I Have Learned About My Biological Father" (a follow-up to the the Five Things post I wrote about him back in March, before I was in contact with him), but instead of posting it here, I mailed it to him.
I will share that I am pleasantly surprised with how things are working out so far. And cautiously optimistic about the future. When I reached out, I was hoping for some information and possibly a face-to-face meeting. I didn't expect to find myself in the position of developing an ongoing relationship, but that seems to be how things are evolving.
I'm also very excited to be heading into a visit with my first mother. I'm currently out of town on a business trip and, if all goes according to schedule, I'll be arriving at my local airport a few minutes before she does tonight. We'll both be working for a few days, and then we are heading off on a mother-daughter road trip. Watch out Maine! Here we come!
We are planning to stop for dinner with my first father as we pass by his town. That should be interesting. I don't know how many baby-scoop era adoptees have had the opportunity to see both parents at the same time, but I'm guessing not many.