Long time, no see, friends. I've been MIA here for quite some time now. I logged in to my site's account with the original intention of deleting this blog altogether. I thought, "If I'm not giving it the time it deserves, why bother?" After giving myself a minute to browse my site one last time, I realized I couldn't part with it just yet. Creating this nook took courage, time, energy, & passion, and I received so much from it in return. I no longer want it to disappear, I need it to redirect.
Since my last post, I've finished nine hours of graduate school, completed a semester of my first year of teaching high school, and settled into my new hometown (!!!). The past few months have been a whirlwind of emotions as some of my friends have moved away, I've grown to love my job, transition has become easier, I've made new friends at work; through this season of change, I've found that 'content' is the emotion that I feel most distinctly.
What slipped through the cracks, though, was this corner of the Internet that I was so fond of. While I am certain I don't have the time to post three to four times a week like I was prior to beginning teaching, I do want to commit to posting again. I'm not setting a specific number of posts that I feel like I need to complete in a predetermined amount of time; I'm simply going to post when I have something that I feel is worth writing about.
With that being said, I want to somewhat redirect. I want this blog to be meaningful, reflective, genuine. I want to write about topics that reflect me: travel, books, current events, ethical & sustainable living, among other things. I'm so excited to get back into writing for fun and not for grad school. :)
I'll leave this post with a link to a book I've juuuust about finished reading. If you're into the Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin and want some new material, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms might be enough to hold you over until the show's next season comes out (or until George decides to finish his latest GoT book, but I'm not holding my breath for that one). It's written by Martin so it's GoT-esque reading and is essentially an extension of the series but it's not as heavy a story as GoT istelf. The story takes place in Westeros around a century prior to GoT and follows two main characters, Dunk & Egg, throughout their adventures all around Westeros. I'm finishing it up today and I've loved it. If you're interested, you can find it priced reaaaally fairly on Amazon here.
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