When I started this site as a travel blog, I was about to take off on a full-time travel adventure of indefinite length.
I’d been blogging before that. About life and philosophy, religion even (once upon a time). I’ve always written something because I’ve always loved to write. And when I packed my life into a hiking backpack, stuffed Luna into a travel carrier, and departed for Scotland, then Belgium, then Switzerland, it only made sense to write about those travels.
And so for over a decade, I did.
I didn’t know it would last over ten years. And I’m grateful for that time.
But now things have changed again.
My flitting, restless little heart has found a place it wants to cozy up, people it wants to cozy up with.
I’m traveling less, building community in a single place more. Writing less travel tips and more fiction. Finding that I simply don’t have that much to say about travel at the moment. That the space that this work has taken up in my heart is space I want to give to other things. To coffee shop chats with the friend who held my hand during my recent health scare. To dance practices so fun that we end up laughing and twirling each other through the air. To late-night pizzas, sangria toasts, inside jokes, arms around friendly shoulders. And to more time for my fiction.
For that queer historical heist book I’m drafting and that quirky YA heroine with the death obsession and the dozen other ideas queued up, waiting for my attention.
In other words: my life has changed, and this blog is changing with it.
In other other words: I don’t know what this blog is going to become.
I don’t know how often I’ll post or what I’ll share. Right now, my only plan is to leave up the things people found useful and to write when I feel like sharing something. Perhaps book news. Perhaps something philosophical. Perhaps a rant about publishing.
So if things get a little quiet in your inbox, that’s why. If the weekly posts become monthly or quarterly, that’s why. If the type of content shifts and shifts again, that’s why.
If you plan to stick around, thank you. If not, I wish you very well as you dig into the many other incredible travel blogs out there.
Either way, thanks for joining me this far on the journey.