Hello, my loves. Just this afternoon I was thinking about how I should let everyone know I am, in fact, still breathing and then I got an email from my lovely friend over at BiandBiLikesSciFi checking in with me. So it’s really time for a long overdue update. Unfortunately, there’s not much sexiness in it.
It was a little dim for me for a while, maybe even dark in bits, but life has actually been pretty good lately. The short and sweet version of events is that I quit my soul-sucking job in January, spent two months unemployed, and have been working an easy call center temp job since the last week of March. The pay is decent and it’s pretty a stress-free cake job, but I work 11:30a to 8p with a 30-45 minute commute each way, which doesn’t leave much time for much on the weekdays. And the weekends are usually pretty busy.
During the period where I had all the time in the world to blog and tweet, I just didn’t feel like it. Now that I don’t I have the time, I still don’t really feel like it. The biggest thing is that I have really done a great job of just stepping the fuck away from my computer. I realized that I truthfully have a serious problem with being addicted to the internet. Unhealthily and unproductively so. I would sit for hours and hours just surfing and link-hopping. Not even playing mindless games or anything. And definitely not writing. So I just made myself take a break.
In the meantime I’ve taken up painting. 🙂 I don’t know if you saw the couple of paintings I’d posted on Twitter forever ago after going to a group painting class, but it made me see that I could just do it myself. So I bought some canvases and paints and brushes. I’m still not great, nothing close to an artist, but I can do decent copies of simple paintings and have done a couple of *very* simple originals.
[Ugh, I tried to upload some examples, but Blogger is being a cooze! Instead, here’s Dropbox link for those that are interested!]
I still have sexy times, and I even have a girlfriend now, but just haven’t felt the drive to put it all out there and share it with the world like I did for a while. I’m sure it will come back, but I don’t know when.
The sad thing is that I really truly miss all of my friends on the blogosphere and Twitter. But checking in and spending time with you all means sitting in front of the computer and that’s just dangerous territory for me for right now. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to be disciplined enough to structure and budget my time online to make wise use of it, but I’m definitely not there yet.
I hope all is well with my loves out there all over the world. Don’t worry, this isn’t goodbye. I will be back! Stay tuned!