I’m still here.
I’m writing this [starting this] on my new and dearly beloved google phone at 3:30am while feeding my 2-month old. I just woke from a dream in which I gave an impassioned speech about social justice to an enormous audience and afterwards reconnected with many old friends and heroes. The dream leaves me bittersweet. Right now I’m more hopeful and full of ideas and inspiration than ever, but I’m also completely preoccupied most of each day with my beautiful baby. Thus this reminder to myself and anyone who’s still reading that I’m here. Eventually I will return and fix up this site and get back to writing.
I want to write about:
- how you can’t really be an introvert with a baby – and yet are forced into a particular sort of isolation
- how amazing Sage is – and all babies are
- recent career revelations
- writings that have inspired me
- the unbelievable joy and relief I feel when I think of Election Night and the Obama presidency
Of course, I can’t prioritize blogging or even writing right now. I limit non-baby tasks to a handful each day and I can’t put much above laundry and doctor appointments and maintaining a tenuous hold on my self and my closest friends and family. I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Sage is doing great and I love him madly. But life is so radically different that I’m barely keeping up. I think this is the inevitable circumstance of new motherhood. It really hasn’t been long after all!