The past year and a half have been relatively quiet, a period of stasis between the rush of teaching and getting a degree and whatever rush there will be in the rest of life. It’s been almost frustrating at times how little things are moving ahead, but now suddenly everything has become unpaused.

We got an apartment. We went on vacation (no, we haven’t even had a chance to look at the pictures yet). Branden is moving in two weeks. The badass project is ramping up. Check it out if you haven’t been there in a while. There are some truly amazing interviews up over there. My boss and I are in the crunch of paper writing that comes with finishing any position in academia. And now, there’s even a chance that I will have a job; one I thought I didn’t want but am suddenly realizing that I do.

Lots of change. Out of the static and into the dynamic. (I’m not complaining.)

And, amidst all this rush and bustle, the traveling sweater continues to travel, growing slowly day by day while I ride the bus to work and back.

Some things never change.