I phoned it in for most of 2020. I will say that right off the bat because, let’s be honest, it’s been one of the biggest shit-shows of the century, and we’re only one-fifth of the way through it. I really wanted to keep things going as though I was ok and still capable of writing and creating sexy content that would keep you wanting to come back and read more, but the truth is that I struggled just to finish a sentence most of the time. It seemed so much easier in the beginning, when I was creating new content every week, and enjoying the whole process of writing everything down as it spilled out of my mind, damn the grammar and language. I’d love to go back to that, and I hope my decision to go the rest of the last year without doing any writing, not even to post my own weekly writing prompt, will be that final touch of comfort I needed to get me going again. I certainly hope it is.
It still doesn’t even feel like a new year yet. Things have begun to improve with vaccines going out, systemic issues are still getting worse, but I am glad that there are those who are taking on the fight. It still won’t feel like a new year until Jan. 20th, and I think there are many who would agree with that sentiment. I know 2020 felt like a cursed year, but I think we need to acknowledge that most of this is systemic, and if we want 2021 to be better, we need to be kinder to others, kinder to ourselves, and hold people accountable for their shitty decisions in equal measure.
I want this to be the year I get back to where I was a couple years ago, when writing got me really excited, and the ideas weren’t hard to pull from the aether. I’m going to try and be more active in writing memes and some groups, if I can, to try and make that happen. And I want to bring you that same level of content you used to enjoy. I won’t get too far ahead of myself and say that I’m far more optimistic, but I’m hopeful. And that’s probably the best I can give you tonight.
In the meantime, why don’t you stay a few minutes longer and comment with a few of the things that helped you get through the past year?