I haven’t been here much in awhile now. Not that I suppose I’m ever here all that much, but the reasons for my absence have been a bit different this time around. After four years of marriage, my husband and I have separated.
For what are probably pretty obvious reasons, I don’t want to go into a lot of detail here about what happened, how it happened, and all of those other things. It suffices to say that things have been unpleasant for the last however many months, but in and amongst the crud there have been some startling moments of revelation, clarity, and grace. And, if nothing else, I’ve been reminded of how wonderful my friends and family are as I navigate this new territory.
This is all fresh and new and things still feel rough. But at the same time, I feel like I have more time and space and energy than I have in a long time, and I’m working to channel that into rebuilding a life for myself that is even more clearly aligned with my interests and values. For now, that has amounted to a serious clearing out of the apartment and some pretty hefty thrift shopping, but I’m looking to more significant changes going forward, and in particular more changes that reflect my ever-present interest in sustainability and resilience and that will hopefully be reflected here.