You may or may not have noticed that I took a summer hiatus, more or less.
More accurately, the summer took me.
Personally, I hate when bloggers provide long-winded explanations for why they take vacations. They don’t get paid, and sometimes life happens. So I won’t bore you with the whys and wherefores of my busy summer; suffice it to say that my break has been a long time in coming. My brain needed a rest. I needed to pay attention to the rest of my life so that when I got back to the blank page, I’d have something to tell all of you.
Additionally, I went through a major job transition back in January, contracted bronchitis at about the same time, and did not slow down to absorb and reflect the changes in my life. Happily, my new job (well, it’s not so new anymore, since I began last January) satisfies me and makes me happy to be working and contributing in a way my last job did not, so I’m not straining desperately at the edges of my day for some sliver of satisfaction anymore. But that does bleed out into having less grit and determination for my literary extracurriculars.
Anyway, I’m back. I’ll always be back, because even when I take a hiatus from writing to care for the rest of my life, I’m still a words person at heart. I’ll always be a writer.
I guess that’s my Monday Motivation for you. You can start writing in your sixties, and realize you’ve been a writer all along. You can take long breaks, and the words will be waiting for you.
Happy Monday, guys.
Who here can’t wait for fall?
What did you do this summer?
I started decorating for autumn in August. #dontjudgeme