Three and a half months later, and so many new things:
New apartment, in a new town.
New jobs. (Three jobs, forty-four hours a week, one day off)
New dog (Juno! You’ll hear more about her soon)
I mean, that’s a lot, right? This autumn has been a season of change. It reminds me of the 2011-2012 winter, when I was newly married, a first-time apartment renter, and starting college full-time. Thankfully, the one constant remains: a supportive husband who is more grounded and adaptable than I could ever be.
But– I’ve been exhausted. That’s the boring reason that I haven’t updated S&S in so long. When I’m not working, I’m mentally and physically drained, or I just want to spend time with Andy and Juno. I’ve barely taken any pictures, so I’m relying on Andy’s always-inspiring Flickr stream to beautify this post (He was standing both on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and the Hudson waterfront and happened to catch the fog beautifully over the river and Catskills).
As I read back through some posts from this past spring, it struck me how much I had to say, how much I was on the move. I was brimming with inspiration and content. And then I remind myself That’s how spring is for me. This is the opposite, it always is. I can’t believe that this is my first post since August…! But I can, when I think about how busy I’ve been and how I’ve felt the opposite of brimming. It’s life circumstances, it’s the change of seasons. It is what it is.
(Is there anything new I can say about Seasonal Affective Disorder at this point? Perhaps not)
The point is, I’m here now. I want to be here and part of the blogging community again. I want to give myself the chance to write and see what happens.
I’ll leave you today with this great TED-Ed animation on depression:
See you back here soon!