What a wild ride the last three months have been!
Things were beginning to pick up in my professional career, having started a couple of new projects with enthusiasm (and funding!), and having ramped up my energy for supporting an existing project. On top of that, I'd been hired as a long-term contractor at a compensation rate commensurate with my experience for the first time in years.
Then, things kind of went "splat" in an aspect of my personal life. I will not detail it here, but I was not prepared to handle what happened and keep the above flowing smoothly. Projects stalled, this blog went pretty dark, my enthusiasm and concentration waned, and I found myself sending a resignation letter to my newest employer. (Thankfully though, that at least was quickly upgraded to "indefinite personal leave" after speaking with them.)
I want to start writing again, for a multitude of reasons, but it's time for me to set the ROTR journal down for a while. I will likely start other blogs for specific reasons -- if I do, I'll probably post about them here -- and I may one day start posting on ROTR again. For now though, it's time for me to set it down. :)