About time for an update

Greetings and salutations.

It's been awhile since I've posted anything here. The chief reason for that is the codebase for this site fell into disrepair because I let its dependencies go too far outdated, and the path to upgrades was arduous and long. But fear not, for I have prevailed!

A month ago, I returned from a six-week trip up the east coast, ending in Montreal. I chronicled that journey over on another blog called Travels With Vicent, but I decided that, in the spirit of keeping all of my blogging centralized on one platform, that I'd migrate those posts here.

Aside from that, not too terribly much is new of note. I've been focusing more on my mental health recently and read Louise Hay's How to Heal Your Life by my therapist's recommendation. The central message that lack of self-love is at the root of most of our mental issues is a hopeful one, but some of her perspectives are a bit too victim-blamey for my taste. Nonetheless, it was helpful if only because I am putting more attention on loving myself and feeling worthy.

Last night, I went through the very oldest posts in the archive on this site, and was delighted at being able to read my own writings from as far back as 2005. I managed to preserve many of the posts from that era by scraping snapshots of my old blog domains on Wayback Machine. There's something sacred about rediscovering writings from the past, and it's encouragement to continue writing now so that someday I might look back on these posts with the same fondness.

Until next time, toodles!