The Blog is Back
Since I left off, so much has changed.
I never deleted the former blog site because, though I felt totally at a loss when I stopped writing, I wanted to come back at some point. I just needed to evaluate how, why, and what I wanted to achieve when I did.
I don’t know for sure even still, yet I have a few ideas.
Though many readers will come to this site without any knowledge of the old site or any way of knowing that a few things have changed since I left off, returning readers may feel a bit lost without a few quick updates.
I considered archiving the old content off the web onto a personal drive in case I wanted to reminisce at some point, yet I believe the old posts have value and interest still and I plan to revisit a few previous perspectives in new posts. Therefore, the old content stands.
A Quick Site History
If you’ve stumbled upon this site in its current iteration, you’ll notice a couple of gaps in its timeline. The largest gap started in November 2016 and lasted until the post you read now.
Gaps aside, I started this blog (in its previous form) in May 2012.
When I left off in November 2016, I had just over four months left as a single woman and less than two years left as a full-time resident of Houston, Texas—although I didn’t know either of these facts then. I had two companies: One that owned and operated a commercial property in central Houston and another that performed marketing consulting and services.
Updates for Returning Readers
For the details, I’ll let my future posts here serve. To give you a head start, here are the broad-strokes updates:
In March 2017, I found my person.
In May 2018, I sold the commercial property and, over the ensuing months, wound down the commercial property company’s operations.
In late August 2018, my person and I shifted most of our lives to Switzerland. I now split my time between the United States and Switzerland, as my work still takes place the United States.
Ramona left me in late November 2018. I still can’t write about it. Grief doesn’t take a linear path, I’ve found. Someday, Ramona, I’ll do you justice here.
My marketing consulting and services company has evolved. Some changes involved our service-delivery model, others the types of services we perform, and yet others how we situated the workforce, in which all employees now work remotely.
Professionally, I have a few additional areas of interest and ventures in mind; stay tuned for updates. For others, visit the Work with Me section.
In addition to the formatting change, this site’s content will evolve a bit. I’ll continue to write essays about current culture and events, from the political to the business sphere and beyond, and I’ll add in more personal content. The new blog will have more diary-style entries and posts about my travel and expat adventures. And it will evolve from there.
One thing I’ve kept in the new layout: Comments. I thrive on them. In starting a blog, I’d always had discussion as a goal and a reward. Please say hello. I’ve missed everyone.