It’s been a minute.

How are you doing? Are you surviving? I hope the last few years haven’t been too hard on you. I had to dip for a bit because things got really challenging in my world. But I’m still here to talk about it, and I’m very grateful for that.

Writing blog posts has been a long-time joy for me. I’ve missed sharing here with anyone willing to read and follow along. I don’t do well sharing when I’m in the middle of a storm. I’m just coming out of survival mode and feeling like I can finally talk about it now.

So much has changed over the last few years. It’s hard to put that part into words yet. I know I’m not the only one feeling that. A lot of people tell me the pandemic and social change gave them an awakening, too. I’m not really sure where we go from here but I am hopeful about it.

Despite all of the heavy stuff, this summer was really rewarding. (It’s still really hot outside so using past tense in reference to summer is wild.) I spent time with family, went on a few adventures, reconnected with old friends, and stepped outside my own comfort zone repeatedly.

Clouds over corn in rural North Carolina, summer 2023

Some of you have guessed that I’m working on a new project. You’re right. I haven’t shared much about it yet. I plan to do that once we meet some of these grant deadlines. It’s still very new and I’m protective of ideas when they’re in their infancy.

I hope you’re doing well, and I look forward to hearing what you’re doing.