In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
— Robert Frost
I’ve had this post idea queued for the next time I “fell off the wagon.” Well, that sure happened this month.
One reason was that I got sick. Sicker than I’ve been for a while. It seems to have been tonsillitis with a complication in the form of a tonsilar abscess. Long story short, it hurt to swallow, open my mouth, and occasionally, to breathe. So, needless to say, I was focusing on things other than my creative outlets…
Though while I’d like to blame the radio silence completely on my illness, that was only part of the circumstances. I also hit that inevitable (in my experience at least) point in an endeavor when that initial surge of energy and drive starts to wane, leaving you subject to the normalcy of hard work.
So here I am, starting to show up for that hard work.