I know I have been absent from the blog for a while. Not even sure why I have not been writing. Some of it was battling allergies. Some was applying for a job. No, I didn't get it, but the process was useful, and I am not sure I would have enjoyed the amount of travel probably necessary.
I am still working through my sense of identity in the aftermath of all of this. On one hand, I am doing just fine, but there are times when my frustration at being a really good teacher without a teaching job really gets to me.
But in other news, I have joined the board of a local arts group that hosts concerts here locally. That is already proving to be a lot of fun and getting me connected to the artists and the process of choosing and recruiting acts. In addition, I have devoted a lot of my time to improving my own musical skills and have even taken up the task of song writing. I have about 4 relatively reasonable songs--reasonable in that they are essentially songs--and am enjoying that process.