Hey, you. Been a minute, hasn’t it?
First and foremost, I’m feeling fine. Truly.
Not that you were wondering. But maybe you were! Either way, since last year’s hospital stay, and since getting my feet back under me, I’ve been feeling pretty fantastic. I’ve been running regularly, I’ve been able to work. I’m not cured, mind you — that’s not a thing, not yet — but I’ve got access to fantastic care, a wonderful therapist, and a good treatment plan.
And besides, it’s like I said: I’m feeling fine. Truly.
I just haven’t really felt much like, I dunno, being online. I’ve mostly stepped away from my public Twitter account because — well, it’s like the horse said. On top of that, I haven’t felt like writing, or doing much design work, or tinkering with this little website. It’s not that I couldn’t have used a little time with my worry stone, what with the state of [gestures around], but I just didn’t feel up to it. I’d finish work for the day, then it’d be dinner with She, playing with the kittens, maybe a video game or two. Just didn’t have fuel for anything else.
Why not? Honestly, I’m not sure. I can’t point to a specific reason, not really. In the first few months after the hospital, my calendar was bursting with various medical appointments, and I was spending a good percentage of every week meeting with random specialists. But that’s mostly subsided, so “being exhausted” isn’t the excuse it was. So I’m not sure! And anyway, I’m feeling fine.
But in the last month or so, it feels like something shifted. Not sure what switch got flipped, but I started working on this little site again. I started migrating from Jekyll over to Eleventy, but I started to feel felt like that was taking me too long. So I tossed that work into a separate branch, and set to working on some sketches. That eventually led to sprucing up this little site: new logo, new layout, new look. There’s a lot that still needs doing, but I feel good about where things stand right now. Maybe most importantly, I feel like I can keep working on it.
And not just on the site. I had a new writing project I’d started last summer. It was a longer project, and of a very different sort for me, so it was lightly terrifying to think about — but it was something I was real, real fired up about. But after last year’s hospital stay knocked me off track, I hadn’t picked it back up again. But just as with this site, something shifted in the last month, and I’ve started lining up interviews again. I don’t know where it’ll go — if anywhere — but it feels good to be working on it again.
Anyway: hey, you. It’s great to see you again. I’m feeling fine, truly. Hope you are, too.
And as always, thanks so much for reading.