It’s been quite a while since I added anything substantial to this blog. I feel very grateful for all the mentors and advisors who encouraged me, the coauthors who worked with me and the bosses who took a chance on me. Now, I am yet another transition and tasked with the opportunity to make meaning out of where I find myself. In midcareer and midlife, the initial thrills and frustration of learning to publish have waned, but the desire to do more meaningful things has increased. I’ve read quite a bit about how life is supposed to be less interesting at this stage, but I am excited for the ability to decide a direction–even though that process is more exhausting than exhilarating. Despite the lack of novelty, there is agency in being in a middle: neither at the top or bottom, neither at the beginning or end. May the middle be filled with fortitude and learning!