It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since I made my move and landed in Austin. And now, in just three months, I’ll be graduating from my master’s program! (insert equal measures of excitement/trepidation/hope/terror)
This semester has been the most hectic, by far. I’m trying to apply to jobs but so far have done a lot of searching (for months…) and not much in the way of actual applying. This needs to change—I have a Saturday job application date with a friend tomorrow, in the hopes that we can both get back into the submission groove. I could go on with my extremely boring laundry list of duties and tasks and stressors, but instead of another blogger apology, I thought I’d just issue a little statement: I’m thinking of this space all of the time, but I’m probably going to be laying low here for a bit.
Maybe not—maybe I’ll squeeze in some time over spring break, or here and there as stress relief—but I’ve been trying to take some things off my plate, just for a while. This site has been looking wonky now for months and, as much as I’d like nothing more to dive in and redesign it, it’s just not in the cards at the moment. My posts have been sporadic at best for some time. Sitting down and writing coherent thoughts, sharing what I’m reading on blogs, passing along some poetry that made my day, taking the time to explore my world through photos—all of those things only happen when I don’t have this pit in my stomach, the back-of-the-mind taunts of “you should be doing x/y/z instead.” At least for now, x/y/z need to be the priorities.
Don’t give up on me, though! I’ll have at least one big post headed your way in the next few weeks, and 2014 promises to be a year of growth, change, transition, and (hopefully) quite a bit of excitement and adventure. I can’t wait to fill you all in on things to come.
(in the meantime, did you see that Domino released almost 3,000 images on their site? Go forth and go Pinterest happy for me; it could basically keep you occupied until graduation in May, which is why I need to figure out how to block that site…)