As you can tell, I have been MIA for over a year. Oops. Quite obviously, I've got some explaining to do, for the few (if any) faithful followers that continued to check back for new posts during my prolonged hiatus. Most likely, I'm talking into a void (given that almost 13 months of inactivity will without a doubt make any website obsolete), but it's my void, and I'll talk into it if I want to.
The reason for the disappearing act? I went to public school. (Cue dramatic music and lightning strikes.) It wasn't that bad, really. I made friends. Joined a ton of clubs to make up for the underwhelming academics. I'd rate the experience a 6/10. But at the end of the day, when I'm being "taught" material in seventh grade that I learned in fourth grade, it's a waste of time. Simple as that.
That being said, I'm back in the homeschool saddle, and skipped a grade while I was at it. So I've joined a new orchestra, will be joining the pre-college strings program at the university in my town, and just overall dived into preparing myself for the giant leap of faith that is the future of yours truly.
(Edited to say: Given my oh-so-busy schedule including school, lots of music activities, etc. the chances of another hiatus are pretty high. Just wanted to prepare anyone in this void for that.)