“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” ~ C. S. Lewis
I learned a lot in 2018, much of it the hard way. I think I’ll remember it as the year I finally grew up. I walked next to my father as he transitioned out of this human life. My mother and I, with help from family and friends, are just coming out of the fog of exhaustion and grief, in time for a new beginning and a new year. My biggest takeaway from last year is that I don’t have it in me to do things that don’t bring me happiness. Except laundry, because there will always be dirty clothes needing to be washed.
My blog will be a little different than in the past. It will remain focused on Austin, and our food and beverage community, but I’m adding in more personal posts. This writing space was quite lonely last year, because each time I thought of writing it felt like a chore instead of a pleasurable occasion. I’m hatching.