Today is a days of first and lasts. I have just completed my fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Bucharest and, after a year and a half of being really happy in Bucharest, I moved back to my home — Sofia, Bulgaria.
While I always came back for winter, spring, and summer vacations, it has been 11 years since I left Bulgaria to live abroad, and on my own, for the very first time.
Coming back is definitely a special feeling. It put me in the mood of reevaluating what I have done and into making new plans and starting new things. One thing I would like to reconsider, revamp and boost is this blog. I created it when I was TA-ing at Sofia University in 2010/11. It served me brilliantly in my work with the students and in getting them fired up for learning more and more about the Middle Ages. After the course was over, I was too busy finishing up my dissertation and I did not stop to think: Where to now? Where is this blog headed? What am I trying to achieve?
Honestly, I do not know yet. What I know, however, is that I will try to figure it out, as I do not want to see it withering away. The first of many steps is to start using my own voice here and to reflect on what I would like to write about from now on. This (re-)introductory post is the start.