Hello, and thank you for being on this mailing list!
I haven’t sent a newsletter since March, because I burned out. Launch day for Research Practice took place in the midst of a pandemic, just after a failed coup, one week after I left a job over ethical concerns, and one week before I started a different job that proved highly dissatisfying. All of this is to say that I didn’t visit your inbox as much as I had planned, but the last 18 months have proven that none of our plans really mean anything anymore.
I took the very privileged but necessary opportunity to leave my job in June, after a wise friend and mentor said, “You sound burned the fuck out.” Sometimes having someone give name to your affliction is what it takes to recognize you’re in a bad way. I checked out for the summer to hang out with my family and rest. I feel like myself again, which means I also feel like writing again.