The hardest goodbye is the one you have to take back.

Well, it’s been a fun few months.

Kidding. It hasn’t.

At the end of November, I got laid off. It was for the best, seeing as how the few weeks of not knowing when the axe was going to fall gave me the most severe anxiety pains I’ve ever had the fortune of feeling.

It didn’t feel great to no longer have a job, but at least my stomach stopped screaming randomly. I didn’t feel great though, but the holiday were at hand. I packed up and headed back down to the swamps to reconnect with my family and help my parents prepare for their upcoming move (and clear out their pantry, of course). I completely unplugged, losing myself in Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Stormlight Archive. 

I’m back in St. Louis now, and I’ve been away from words for a bit too long (aside from the book ones, I mean the words that I can do something with). So I’m dusting off the blog and reminding myself that I was someone before I defined myself as a copy editor. Don’t get me wrong, I still know my heart’s with editing, but I can’t just restrict myself to writing and rewriting cover letters anymore.

So here goes. I’m not anticipating a publishing schedule or consistent topics, but I’m going to repopulate this blog with some fresh nonsense. There are more than a few Google Docs lurking in my inbox that are half-finished ideas and drafts that I tricked myself into ignoring because, “I might pitch them (to someone?) sometime (never?) so I don’t want to post them on my blog (because words can only appear once online?).”

But I know a little better now.


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