Everything has its season.
I started blogging here nearly a lifetime ago in Internet time—2007, several months before my second child, “Legume,” was born.
This blog has given me so much. It has given me a record of my children’s early years and the person I was then as a new mother. It’s given me a means to vent and express myself, to reflect and process. This blog was my way back into writing, an interest I had abandoned throughout the long years of science grad school and postdoctoral training. If it weren’t for this blog, I don’t think I would have ever started writing the fiction that I’m writing (and even publishing!) now.
Perhaps best of all, this blog allowed me to connect with you. It brought me friends—other scientists, other moms, other writers. It brought me into a community where we could share and vent and express and support one another.
In the past six years, I’ve seen blogs come and go… and sometimes resurrected. Blogging serves different purposes and needs at different times, and sometimes those initial needs end. Sometimes a purpose changes. A chapter closes.
I’m ending The Bean Chronicles here. But I’m starting a new blog here. A place with a different focus, where I’m a little less anonymous (although I still use a pseudonym on the site!) I’d be more than happy to see you there.