Hi, Kit. We miss you too! My husband has been having terrible back problems, so I know what you’re feeling. A chiropractor has saved him. I hope you feel better soon.
All of those notes will serve you well. Keep taking them. It is good practice to observe and capture what comes to you, and that exercise will serve you and your writing at some point. I love that you are feeling more creative. You always were; you’re just feeling it more now, and you have a place in Life Writers to explore it. Growth is growth, regardless of how it manifests itself. It will find its way onto the page. Celebrate!
Your goals are good ones in the midst of traveling, helping family, and healing a bad back. Take care of yourself, Kit.