Well... it's been a while since I've written here, hasn't it?
The good news is that I'm alive and well, with my first year of grad school complete. I'm headed home to the States for a few weeks of vacation starting tomorrow, and I'm looking forward both to getting back to the US and for the academic year ahead.
The bad news is that, well, I had some real lows this spring. In fact, I've come to think of a lot of the early spring, especially the six weeks I had for easter vacation between terms, as a period where I had a brief emotional 'blue screen of death.' As in, I pretty much shut down. I woke up every day and maintained a basic level of functionality, but that was about it. I'm not really sure why it happened, but goodness am I glad it's over now.
Needless to say, blogging wasn't on my short list of 'basic functionality.' But now that the school year is over, I'm resolved to be back! After rebooting from my personal crash, I did end of having a fun and event-filled spring. So if anyone still reads this blog, fear not! I have plenty to recount.