Change of Pace
“[Q]uite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again.” - Joan Didion
I've accepted a fellowship in New York. I'm equally excited at the prospect of starting anew in a city so full of culture and life, and gloomy (a bit heartbroken, I admit) at the realization that I won't be able to see some of my favorite friends as often now that I'll be in another city across the country.
If we've known each other for a while, I've probably spoken to you about wanting to balance academics with community work -- theory with praxis, per se. I'll be dedicating a significant chunk of my time into the work that the fellowship requires. While I'm delighted to be working on a project that is dear to my heart, and will hopefully benefit New York's marginalized communities in a tangible way, it unfortunately means I cannot afford to spend as much time with my friends and clients as I'd like. Over the next two or so weeks, I'm planning on tweaking my rates to reflect my desire to meet with fewer suitors, preferably for extended engagements.
With that said, see you in New York, or wherever you are!