Hi there! It’s been a hot minute. I’ve been busy, as you could imagine. Things have been happening in my life, which feels nice. I feel like I’m making progress even if it’s slow.
I started a new job. Scratch that, I started two: a freelance graphic design job (hire me), and a camp counselor job at a science museum. I went back to my hometown in Oregon to be a bridesmaid (bride’s person? whatever the gender-neutral term for that would be), and that was a lot of fun. I cried a lot during the ceremony and the first dance and the toasts, and then I danced a whole lot.
Last night, my roommate Solitaire and I sat on our front porch together in the summer evening in which only a few slivers of light remained. We talked about things that mattered and things that don’t, and maybe it all matters or maybe none of it does. I listened to the sound of wind rustling the tree leaves that line our street in front of us and felt contentment, despite everything.
I’m trying to take it all in. This will be a time of my life I will later feel nostalgic about, and so I want to value it now. What a privilege it is that I can sit on my porch in the humid Richmond air as a neighbor’s cigarette smoke wafts toward me. Take a deep breath and savor this moment.