It's been awhile since I posted. I'm not going to apologize for that. We've been through some big changes, and I've been through even bigger changes as I work to find myself.

I bristle at phrases like "finding myself." I'm seeking life balance, but I also have a problem with language like that. I fight my resistance to change, while concurrently fighting my resistance to the language of fighting resistance! It's like existential Taboo.

But I know that I feel happier sometimes. And I know I'm on the right track. It's been such a tough year, but we found a way to start traveling again. I can show my kids the world, and watch their little minds and hearts open to the spirit of adventure.

I realize how incredibly privileged we are to have these opportunities. I am blessed with the brightest and healthiest kids I can imagine, and a partner who helps me stick to the real priorities of life: being and doing.

This is the family I wanted.

photo notes: Isle of Howth, Ireland, September 2016