I have been absent. I apologize. My last post coincided with my current research project careening towards publication, a couple of job applications resulting in interviews, preparations to travel back to the US, preparations to move to a new country, and preparations to speak at a research conference. Now my research project has been approved for publication and is being prepared for journal submission, the job interviews have all resulted in polite and distant “thank you for your interest but we will not be pursuing your application further” emails, the trip to the US happened and was awesome, the move to Germany is mostly complete, and the conference talk has been successfully given. I am looking forward to a slightly more relaxed daily task-list, even if my day-job is now job-hunting.
Several blog posts will shortly be forthcoming as I recount the best craft-related aspects of my adventuring, and ballroom tip posts will be reinstated soon. On that point, please leave a comment with any requests you may have. I have more ideas, but I’d love to hear what you want tips on. How to do ballroom hair styles? What to bring to competitions? Let me know what you want to hear about!
It's good to be more settled. I have so much to talk about!