I mentioned to a friend the other day that in some ways, my life in Berlin (all ten days of it) was the most normal version of an adult life that I've ever experienced. I was in the office each day by 9:30, home by 8, and back again in the morning. I socialized with my co-workers. I had an apartment to myself. I loved it. Work-wise, my life here in New York has taken on somewhat of a similar steadiness lately and I'm settling in to it, however unfamiliar much of it feels as a freelancer. It's a welcome change.
In every other way, however, things are decidedly – and happily – topsy-turvy. In two-and-a-half weeks, I've spent ten days in a light-filled apartment in Berlin, another five in a studio in graffiti-cloaked Bushwick, and now I'm one day in to short visit to Beacon, where I'm writing from an old stone house in the woods and spending some time with my brother's family.
All of this, coupled with a very heavy workload, is why I've been absent this week. I apologize. I'm currently working on building a new site, which I hope to have up and running by November – so the blog, much like many other things in my life at the moment, is in a state of transition. That's been a theme of this year, it seems, and I am so grateful that you've bore with me – thank you so much. In the meantime, I hope early fall has been treating you well, and that all its twists and turns, like mine, have been gateways to new adventures.
Sending my very best – and I'll see you next week.
Bottom photo by Robert Rieger, photo editor at FvF, who is the sole reason I have any photos of myself in Berlin. Thanks, Robert!