“Where are you going and what do you wish?
The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring fish;
that live in the beautiful see.'”
-Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Eugene Field
Where am I going and what do I wish? Two questions which have sat with me all summer and into the early turns of fall. Day to day life has continued to move forward:
- I started my masters program in September and it feels nice to be back in school. Although I long for those hazy college days where school was priority number one, friends number 1.1, and work was something you did on the side.
- I read some books. Some memorable. Some forgetful. Most just for fun. Recently, these graced my nightstand: The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee. The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna. Three starkly different, yet thought provoking.
- I went on a beautiful family vacation from Germany to Venice, through coastal towns and many countries, ending in Greece. The pictures and memories are beautiful (see a few below).
- I stepped into a leadership role on my volunteer board. It’s challenging, because I want to make it my top priority (it’s so much fun!), but of course life throws other priorities at us.
- I played far too much Guild Wars 2. And now there’s an expansion happening at the end of the month. I will try to control myself.
I still cook and enjoy planning the week’s menu over a delicious, creamy cup of coffee. I still enjoy cooking and enjoy photography. I am, however, worn out by the idea of cooking 5+ meals a week. Perhaps it’s some first world problem fatigue…though I don’t really care to investigate the why.
And I’m okay with that. There’s not a perfect, easy answer or a clear why behind what we do.
Back to those questions: Where am I going and what do I wish?
Finding those answers will be an adventure in itself.
I can’t promise how much I’ll be around, or how often. I may pop up every now and then with a new recipe or adventure. Thanks for following along with me.