It’s been such a long time since I’ve last sat down to really gather my thoughts that I’m not exactly sure where to begin.

In the months since I wrote my last blog I have have moved cities, changed jobs, started seeing someone, and just yesterday I retired my six year old Mac Book Pro with a brand new iMac. It seems like everything in my life is new right now, and it’s an incredibly exciting time for me.

Let’s start with this: I am in love. I am happy.

If you were to ask me a year ago if I would find the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with before I turned 30, I would have laughed you out the door. Then I met my girlfriend, and my heart has been slowly melting ever since. The thing that nobody ever talks about love is how certain it feels when you find it. I feel believe in us as a couple more than I believe in concepts like gravity and relativity. We’ve only been dating for four and a half months, but I know this is the woman who I’m going to spend the rest of my life with, and that thought never fails to put a smile on my face. 

There’s not a whole lot to say about my new job. It’s blue collar work that pays well and affords me to live comfortably and occasionally buy things I don’t really need like new TVs, computers, etc. The schedule is brutal though. I work seven days straight, then get two days off. Let me tell you, nothing makes a weekend feel shorter than having to go back in for seven straight days. It’s taken a lot of adjusting to get comfortable with the schedule, and it’s made doing things like read, write and exercise a lot more difficult than I anticipated, but I’m starting to acclimate myself to the new status quo. 

When you don’t have a lot of time for leisure your priorities manifest themselves in surprising ways. I never fully appreciated how much I loved reading the New York Times until I didn’t have a lot of time to sit down and do so. I find myself having little patience to books that I find middling in quality. I’ve doubled down on my appreciation of music. One of the first things I bought once I started bringing in good money from my job was a record player and a full stereo. I relish the opportunity to put on a record I love and let the music take me somewhere new. 

As generally happy as I have been I do miss this terribly. Not having a creative outlet in my life has been a burden on my soul. So I’m back, and there is so much to talk about. 

Let’s get to work.