I’ve struggled to write here for a while, friends.
If you’ve checked in since June or July, you’ve probably noticed.
I could say, “Oh, I’ve just been so busy!”
And that would be true.
But it’s more than busyness that’s kept me away.
With a new job that revolves tightly around sitting at a desk and creating detailed, long-form content (which I completely love), putting pen to (digital) paper after-hours has been a whole new, very overwhelming game. Spending the evenings with a cup of coffee and a series of articles to post or ebooks to write isn’t the welcomed exercise it was when I taught. These days, my mind and body long for movement in a way they haven’t before.
I crave tactile work.
I gravitate toward the creation of actual things with my actual hands.
And now that I’m in a place where I plan to put down a few roots, rather than just waiting out another year-long lease, the world seems–for maybe the first time ever–to be granting me the space to get those actual hands dirty.
As a new year unfolds, you’ll see Eat Well. Party Hard. transform into a more evergreen place.
The same meal-planning templates, worksheets and eating strategy resources will remain, and I’ll be happy to help + answer one-off questions as always. New content, however, will quiet down as I devote myself to exploring other forms of creation. Like…
Transforming a scrappy, wild backyard into a small urban farm.
Creating a warm, welcoming home in a chewed-up bungalow.
Getting grease under my fingernails and making motors purr, once I can (finally) afford that motorcycle.
Cheers to a year of creation.