Hey everyone. It’s been awhile since I told y’all what’s going on.
If I could explain it all, I would. However, I can’t. There’s things I going on in life I’ve been unable to discuss publicly. Either I can’t or I shouldn’t, it doesn’t matter which.
What I can say is that it’s been a difficult five months for my husband and I. I think it’s been the hardest half-year in my adult life. I’m just going to touch on some topics with some basics about them.
I begin physical therapy on June 8th for my elbow to keep recovering from my surgery. I was progressing in some ways that made my doctor happy, but there’s a few others where he wants me to get help.
I’ve have a friend who reached out and needs a place to stay. Found out only a few days ago. It’s more complicated than that single line, but I’ll say this: He’s more important than most everything after being my friend for a decade. We served in the Navy together. We lived together for over three years when we were all adjusting back to civilian life. It’ll be a fun trip, 1300 miles both ways (there’s a little sarcasm here because I don’t think anyone likes driving 1300 miles, but I am very excited to see my friend again.)
In related news, my husband and I realized I’ve fallen apart not just physically, but emotionally and mentally… so said friend from above? He runs our groups DnD and I have ended a 4…5(?) year hiatus from table top and joined the group campaign. We also took up painting minis, my husband and I. Built a craft station in early May for both of us, started making some tabletop terrain, and a diorama, and characters and npcs…
Only for our house to flood on Friday May 13th…Like 2 years ago, it was a toilet-caused flood. This time, it was the other upstairs bathroom. It took out a bedroom upstairs, part of the hallway carpet, it ruined the bathroom tile. We have to replace ceilings in 2 rooms downstairs as well.
It’s been a long chain of bad events multiplied by more bad events and worse luck.
And there’s more, stuff that will continue to get in the way.
There’s this… weird burn out I’m faced with that has nothing to do with writing. It’s everything else. I’m normally good at pushing through the admin so I can do what I love: story-telling. Right now, admin, life, and the other ‘Not-Storytelling’ parts of life have me emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted and it’s made story-telling hard. I will get through it, but I want to be honest with everyone here. There’s a very likely chance some releases will be delayed. Possibly a week or two, maybe a month. These releases are: Bitter Discord, Tainted Blood, and whatever comes out in November.
And that’s life. That’s where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing. Here’s another tiny update in the more positive vein.
I take Saturdays and Sundays off now. I don’t care that I’m behind. I have to have a life, and enjoy time with my friends. One of the reasons I’ve gotten to where I am is because I didn’t do that for a long time. I let work interrupt and force me to essentially isolate. Not doing it any longer and hopefully this will help me pull out of the trying times a bit quicker. On Saturdays and Sundays, I start a 3D print. I paint some merchant stall or plan something I want to build. Maybe, maybe, I’ll post them here on the blog one day. However, I am enjoying a creative outlet that no one gets to judge, review, comment on, etc. It’s for me. On Sunday, with DnD, I get be a part of a story that I don’t have to write. I get to laugh with my friends as I play a Human Man and even do a voice for it. And no one will judge me or the story.
Until the next blog. Stay safe, everyone.