6/23/22: Welcome to Summer

I’m not going to lie, Tuesday was the orientation day for my district’s summer program, and I spent the better part of the morning in a sort of hyper-vigilant anxiety state, convinced any moment that I was going to get a frantic text from my co-worker Dave telling me I was, in fact, on the roster for the summer. Obviously that didn’t happen, but for a hot minute there, it was a genuine concern.

So, now that fear is put to rest — welcome to summer!

My wife is upstairs, doing day three of online training for her new job, and Bear is on the front porch — inexplicably in rain boots on a sunny, nearly 70° morning — blowing and chasing after bubbles. I’m settled at the computer with a mug of coffee and a To-Do list, working sporadically on the first item, which is to draft some articles for Medium.

I’ve been talking about returning to writing for ages now, and I figure summer is the best time to start. My biggest pitfall when it comes to my writing is the incessant Bees in My Head , but even they tend to be quieter and easier to deal with when the rest of my life is a little more relaxed. And while life with my son is never “relaxing,” taking the stress of teaching out of the equation does help, a bit. If I’m going to embark on something challenging, now is the best time to do it.

So over the last few weeks, I’ve been occassionally compiling a list of topics that I feel like I can comfortable and conversationally write on, and joined a couple of publications that seem to match my vibe. Hopefully it will prove to be a fulfilling endeavor.

Unsurprisingly, I anticipate that most of my writing will be about the creative process, growing as an artist, and personal and creative development. If that’s your thing, then please join me. The “Writing” link on my home page leads directly to my Medium account, or you can simply click here.

I hope you all had a lovely solstice. Take care of yourselves, and each other.

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