I pulled down my last post shortly after writing it because I felt like I was being ungrateful and very much wrapped up in first-world problems. I have had a lovely summer thanks to outstanding friends and supportive family. I get to travel an awful lot to some remarkable places. While in these most recent remarkable places Jason and I often commented on the extraordinary circumstances that allow us to do what we do, to see what we see, to go where we go. We are lucky, and who am I to gripe about not being able to go home when I want to or for having to go one year without a big trip?
I'm trying to maintain the right perspective while I work through feeling unproductive, homesick, and lonely. Publishing and then pulling down that blog entry felt secretive, and I want to be honest about what I'm feeling right now. Things are not all hunky-dory, no, but I am still very lucky and I want to acknowledge that as well as some of my struggles.