Learning to be a human *being* again

I’ve been busy lately, busier than I’ve been in a long time. Between a fulltime job, freelance work, and an eight-week-old, life is fuller than I ever imagined it could be. Besides missing all of the sleep I used to get, I find myself missing the work that I used to do on Opus. Simply put, I miss writing honest-to-God music and movie reviews, and not just little blog entries about this or that release. I miss diving into an album or film, exploring it as I write about it, using the reviewing process as a way to contemplate and ultimately, better understand the media that I seek out, consume, and experience.

It felt incredibly refreshing to post my first music review in over a month. But all of the work I’ve been doing lately has meant that such writing is the exception, and not the rule. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, or at least the first faint few glimmers. Several projects will be coming to completion in the next week or so, freeing me up for more personal work, including more writing, a redesign that has been in development for several months now, and a project that has been nearly a year in the making.

Beyond that, the future looks a little more wide open, a little more unknown. And that’s a very good feeling right now.