Honestly, it's just really time for the blog hiatus to be over. I think I would feel better if I just got back into some form of writing at least once a week. Are you allowed to come back to a blog after a six-month break? Would it help if I said that I have been suuuuper busy, even if that has not always been true?
Here is the long and the short of it, which explains why I didn't write a word for so long. I quit grad school and didn't want to talk about it any more than I already had. I was then an unemployed, grad school drop-out and feeling kind of crappy about the whole thing even though I was so much happier than when I was in I-don't-want-to-write-my-dissertation-hell, and I didn't really want to discuss it on the interwebs. I was suffering from some chronic injuries leaving me unable to run or exercise at all, making me sad and feeling gross, which I absolutely did not want to talk about. All this blahness didn't really put me in the mood to cook creatively or make witty observations about life abroad, which is kind of a problem when those were the mainstays of the blog.
At the start of fall everything finally started coming together, it would seem almost effortlessly, but that would be a lie; there was a lot of effort involved. Still, it was amazing to see all the pieces falling into place. I have a tentative job offer that I am truly excited about. (Hello, full-time employment, I'm so excited to be reacquainted with you!) My injuries, although still present and accounted for, are settling down and giving me a few good, albeit short--so horribly short--runs every week. And, obviously, fall cooking is in full swing. My favorite time of year to cook has come once again. It's a good thing my toddler girl likes roasted vegetables is all I'm saying on the subject right now.
Anyway, time to get back to a bit of cooking and a bit of blogging.