Friends! I have been doing a whole lot of living since the last time I was here. I can’t believe my last post was nearly two months ago. So much has happened since then, and things were REAL crazy for a few weeks there. I’ve finally settled into summer, and I am so digging it. Last week I stayed home—you guys remember that my office is 1.5 hours from home, so I’m not home during the week? It’s gross—and Kevin and I ate breakfast and dinner on our back patio every day. Last weekend we went hiking one day and surfing the next. It was so great to spend some time with him. He’s the best.
When I wasn’t ogling my husband, I was watching flowers to see what kinds of bees are around our house. I am SO freaking into the bees, you guys. Kevin brought his macro lens home from the lab, and I have been using it to take photos of bees whenever I can. I can’t stop looking at them.
We’re both so busy with work and so into our work lately that food is becoming an afterthought. And…that’s been totally okay.
I started this blog during my second year of my Master’s program. I was disenchanted with everything except the guy back then. My research was meaningless, my advisor or my department didn’t give a shit about what I was doing, my social life was a constant struggle…things were pretty terrible. I think it was a fairly typical post-undergraduate experience. And this was my outlet.
But now I’m doing something I am passionate about. I’m working with people who are invested in my work, and if they’re not directly involved, they’re at least interested in what I’m doing. And I’ve accepted the fact that being a PhD student pretty much eliminates any chance at a social life, especially when you live 1.5 hours from work. Thank goodness for my closest friends back home, the internet, and texting. I’m happy. I’m spending more time in the world around me instead of the world at my computer, and I am enjoying the hell out of it.
So where does that leave the blog? I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Switching it up seems to be going around. I’ve become friends with some really great people through blogging, and I don’t want to let those friendships slide. I’ve put some serious thought into expanding the scope of the blog, to make it about more than food. To tell you about my job and other adventures the way Emma does. To make it an unfoodblog. Maybe I’ll do that. Maybe. We’ll see.