The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Switching to a new schedule at work has shuffled life around a bit- but in good ways- and it’s felt as fresh of a start as the first day of school. Every morning I jump out of bed, scroll through headlines and zip into work. Shows are fun but hectic, and go by in the blink of an eye. And as each show begins to end, the sun rises- and we’re treated to what I think must be some of the most beautiful skies.
I’m also deeply passionate about some of the stories we’ve been planning, and have been feeling really excited about the opportunity we have to shed light on some of the solutions-oriented work people in our state have been working on to improve the community. So work couldn’t be much better, right now.
But maybe most of all, my new schedule has made it so easy to squeeze in coffee dates, and I’ve been taking advantage of the chance to get to know a lot of new people- both for work and socially. Now that I’ve planted a good set of roots in New Mexico, I have a lot of time and energy to invest into starting and growing relationships, and I don’t think there’s anything that makes me feel more alive. I’ve had some really meaningful, inspiring conversations over the past few weeks and am just making an effort to say “yes”- to everything.
I’m in this place where I love my work, and the relationships I have, and the place where I live. And I’m mystified by the beauty of New Mexico’s landscapes and touched by so many of the stories I’ve had the chance to tell and so deeply passionate about the chance we have to make the bad things good and the great things even better.
It’s a good feeling.