I am currently sitting at my apartment in Seattle, after a final day in San Diego yesterday. Of all my posts (27 in total), this is by far the hardest to write. That’s not because I am emotional about being done with the cruise, but because I am feeling extremely lazy right now. That’s bad, because there’s a lot I have to do in the next few days, and beyond that the next couple months. But I expect, like this post, I will bring myself to get to all that needs to be done. Doesn’t mean I have to like it.
It feels a little strange to be back. A lot piles up when you’re at sea for 20 days (out of town for closer to a month), and a lot changes (why hello Seattle autumn, that was abrupt). I have not felt at all “landsick,” more evidence that I have low inner ear sensitivity. And of course, there is a little letdown that my world of science is away from the water and back to computer screens and meetings. At least for a little while.
Which brings me to this blog. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback about it, and I am extremely grateful for that. Just the fact that so many of my friends and family (okay, so not really that many people) have read it and maybe understand a little bit more about what I study makes me really happy. This is especially true because I am notoriously bad at doing the 10 second “elevator speech” about my research, so I’m sure a lot of people have gotten the wrong idea from talking to me. Anyway, thank you for reading if you’ve been reading.
I will be taking a break from the blog, but all the content will stay up for a long time. Hopefully, I will get to have some more adventures at sea in the next few years that I can write about. I also have a few ideas about using some part of this blog as just a space for my own musings, but I’ll let you know. For now I will say “so long” until my next ocean voyage.