Friends, 2020 has become a year of widespread and unpredictable change, much of it frightening and disorienting. Our collective snow globe is being shaken and it makes every day feel like taking a step toward a destination that is just out of sight. Then, just when you think you’re on the right track, the globe gets shaken again. It’s frustrating and all-consuming. How are we supposed to do this?
Being an optimist, I am always looking for silver linings and opportunities that could appear from the shake-up. The best I can do, for now, is experiment and consider ideas that I might not have considered previously. It’s in this spirit that I am changing the direction of this newsletter.
For the past 18 months, I saw Ready for Rain as a newsletter that contained long-form essays and stories, mainly about moving to Orcas Island and building a house. These will remain a focus, but the home of my writing will now be the blog on leelefever.com
. Starting now, I am dedicating myself to being a blogger who writes multiple posts a week about a wider variety of subjects.
This means that the format of the newsletter will change. Instead of being a long essay, it will be a compendium of posts from the blog, along with photos and links to things I find interesting.
This is your invitation to join me on a trek through the snow. I can’t say that I know where we’ll end up, but I’ll do my best to make it an interesting trip. All you need is the click of a link to follow along.