Summertime, Stress, and Karma
Summer for me is usually a stale, stagnant affair. It is my least favorite season, its stifling heat sandwiched between the jubilation of spring and the comforting chill of autumn. In my world summer is something to get through, not anticipate.
This summer has more insufferable than usual. Our housing situation has been less than desirable as we battle with a landlord who turned on us. My job has not been turning out to be what I had hoped it would. North Carolina has seen record rainfall, dashing my hopes for a garden and causing a flash flood that totaled my car.
Needless to say, June was not pleasant. July hasn’t been much better. But the universe operates in a karmic fashion, and lately things have been on the upswing.
I got offered a fantastic new job as Operations Manager for
The hubby and I have decided that its time to stop renting and start owning. We are in the process of applying for home loans and will hopefully be purchasing a home by the end of the year (although knowing how home searches go that might be wishful thinking).
Finally, I am pushing ahead with a book proposal. Part cookbook, part anthropological essay, I am particularly excited about this project. I’ve been writing and cooking, cooking and writing, and hope to have the proposal finished by September. It may mean less writing here on the blog, but hopefully it will lead to something bigger and better!
Through all of the stress and the changes I’ve been able to lean on my husband and our friends. We’ve recently started a Sunday Supper tradition with two other couples, and it has been a great relief for me to know that no matter how shiteous of a week I’ve had, come Sunday evening I will sit down to good food and good drink with great friends, and somehow it will all be ok.
Thank you for reading and for following me. I hope that in your times of stress and change that you can fall back on the support of friends and family, and I encourage you to gather around a good meal and just enjoy the company of others.