Is anyone here? I believe this is the longest stretch I’ve gone without posting in 8 1/2 years. But unlike the past, the absence feels ok and there’s less guilt involved. Guilt about not blogging? Yes, it does happen sometimes, but if we were all wondering about the slow death of blogging before, I think we can now say with certainty that it’s not the same as it once was and hasn’t been for a long time. Personally, for me, it wasn’t just the collective slow-down that triggered less frequent updates, but I confess that my heart wasn’t into blogging anymore once my brother died. It’s like my desire to write died with him – partly out self preservation, but also because I’ve been dealing with something personal that may turn out to be one of the more difficult things I have had to deal with. I worried that I was phoning it in this past year and I apologize if it seemed that way. For those of you who have stuck around all these years – you deserve better, and while I’m not throwing in the towel, I’m admitting that I don’t have the capacity to blog like I once did. This start up job (which has now turned into full time), our business, freelancing, my family…this is life right now. It’s so full (arguably TOO full), but also brimming with challenges and possibilities.
I have so many photos from our 2 week trip to Hawaii to share, but I’m not quite ready yet. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve seen some photos. I also did a fair amount of live streaming while on the islands and you can see the replays here. We’re fighting jetlag, but slowly beating it and took the weekend to ease back in. On Sunday, we took a rather spontaneous trip up to the Cloisters. It’s such a great place to sit and think quietly, and a rather nice way to transition back to the city.
Today was back to work – the kitchen for Mark, the office for me. Next week…school.
Happy first day of September.