My Cup is Empty

It has been a while since I have posted. The last 6 months has been a blur. In the time, I’ve moved to Michigan to start a fellowship, helped organize a Democracy Day event, gotten married, presented at a conference, guest-edited a special issue of a journal, and have gotten started on my next research study. I’ve been divided between so many tasks and responsibilities that I’m struggling to remain motivated all the time. My wife suggested that I start back writing on here to refill my cup (in reference to a quote from yoga, we did yoga together before I moved). I’m going to give it a try. I’ve been in my head a lot recently (cold Michigan weather isn’t super conducive to leaving the apartment). so it would be nice to get some of these thoughts out of my head. I’ve been reading a lot, as you may know if you follow any of my social media. I don’t have a lot of folks to talk about my readings with, maybe this will be a good space to work out some ideas that I have been having. I also have a couple of pieces in the queue that I never got around to finishing that I should get done. I have another set of recommended readings I’d like to share. At some point I’ll compile a one list that I’ll just update over time. A living document you may say. Hopefully getting back to work on the blog will help refill my cup and give me a space to work out all the things I’ve been thinking about.

P.S.: Frankly, I’m missing my community/family and it sucks not having that here. And I’m trying to deal in the best way I can.