It all started right after I got back from a trip to Houston. I found myself drastically overbooked for weeks to come and in the midst of one of the most exciting times in my personal life. As a result, I didn’t really want to be on the move, but the flights were booked, unavoidable work travel had arisen, and deposits were paid.
Instead of resisting, I chose to dive in ride the waves, to give myself over to the busyness for a time. Through the end of May. This meant that it remained quiet over here. and for a couple of weeks, I even stopped writing personally. I was tired of my own thoughts on the limited number of subjects that were monopolizing my mind, and the extra moments of silence born from not forcing myself to write about it was exactly what I needed.
One of the most important, and most neglected elements… is the ability to respond to reality, to see the value and the beauty in ordinary things, to come alive to the splendour that is all around us. ~Thomas Merton
After being in Houston, New York City, Dallas, and New Orleans, along with some big developments at work, I’m now home again — sitting at my writing desk overlooking our sliver of a backyard.
My shoulders have relaxed, my writing has returned, and I’m excited to share some of the experiences from this busy time over the next few posts, including my exciting personal news. Stick around!