My site is back! Looks like it was an issue with a bunch of plugins, especially Jetpack. I didn't have time to figure this out because I was in the middle of writing my last paper for my PhD. I had a little bit of time today to figure out what the actual issue was. I was able to get the site working again and upgrade the version of WordPress and PHP that is being used.
I am not sure if I'm going to write more on here, but I would like to. I have been playing around with AI image generation a lot and so I think I might make posts on that.