Every time I think to do an update, I realize that most of the people who would be interested -- the many people who supported me over the years -- are no longer watching me due to the DA debacle. It's hard not to resent DA; I feel gutted and not-wanted here. My own fault, I suppose they will say. However, other people in my same situation managed to get their accounts back intact.
Ah well. Since it's been 5 months since the last update...
Things are going better. I have moved permanently with my family. No more long weekend drives. I thankfully found a job in my new city. Difficult transitioning to a new workplace/people/routine after being at the same firm for 25 years. But, I'm managing.
Creative-wise? I'm in a wasteland. You'd think having things finally settle somewhat in my life would help. Unfortunately, it just drove home how much the last 2-3 years have changed me. Not for the better. Having everything stripped away from you can be liberating, but in many ways you don't have the energy, or desire, to rebuild. Hopefully, it will return someday, but today is not that day. In the meantime, I have been posting some micro-fiction/poetry on my personal blog. It's not much, but maybe it will serve as hope that my creativity will return in the future. *sigh*
On a brighter note. I did have a nice "DA-moment" in recent weeks. In a bit of a whirlwind, ihateseptictanks
dropped by for a visit on their way back home from a convention. Ravenswd
and I had a blast finally meeting them -- we've known these guys for years!
And it was good catching-up on old times. Here's a picture:
Anyhow, not sure if there will be much more to post for another 5 months. So, I will wish you all well for the upcoming holiday season. 2019 is ahead of us. While 2018 wasn't quite as bad as 2017, I'm not sure 2019 will bring much more relief. That said, I have a roof over my head, a job, and my family. Can't really ask for more.