A recent visit to the farm
Despite what my prolonged absence from cyberspace might suggest, I am, indeed, alive and well.
I never mentioned it here on the blog, but this past August I was hired as adjunct faculty at a local university, and I recently completed my first semester as an instructor of intermediate writing. The past four months have been stressful, overwhelming, time-consuming...and profoundly gratifying. It's a relief to learn that, after years of education and a pile of student loans, I'm on the right career path!
Needless to say, I've dreadfully neglected this space as I've adjusted to my new job. I hope to change that, but I've also been considering what I want this blog to be. I love books! I love blogging about them and reading what others in the blogosphere have to say about literature. I talk about books with friends, family, students and co-workers. But as much as I love them, occasionally I'd like to discuss other topics. I have other creative endeavours in mind.
So, at the risk of boring my minute readership to tears, visitors will be seeing a variety of posts here. Yes, I will absolutely continue to write about books. Literature is too big a part of who I am. Be prepared, however, for blurbs on the fabulous film I saw, the photos I snapped, or my recent holiday. Such things have appeared here before, but I always felt this mysterious restraint when it came to writing about other topics regularly. Which is downright silly. The culture that shapes me isn't limited to literature, so why am I limiting my posts? From now on I will be free to write about whatever strikes my fancy! If any of you would like to join me in the journey, that would be swell.
(Swell? Not sure where that came from. Hmm....)
I have a couple of New Year posts planned, but I wanted to explain my silence first. I hope you all enjoyed a happy holiday season with loved ones! I look forward to reading about your resolutions and reading goals for 2013.