Down and Out

After my most recent blog post, where I had the momentum to write a blog post semi-daily, a few things happened all at once: my day job exploded with deadlines, my home life got increasingly busy, and then I got sick. To put it more poetically, I fell ill. When I started this blog back up, I vowed to continue writing, and that did not happen.

I don’t normally discuss health issues, and I won’t get into details here. All I’ll say is that I never felt so bad that it put me out of commission. I’ve always been able to power through any sort of ailment. To be honest, I don’t normally get ailments anyway, so “staying in bed” was a new thing for me. I was offline, and didn’t have the energy to write.

The past couple of weeks was something of a test, and I feel I didn’t do well. I should have written, even if I didn’t feel like I had the time. Writers find a way to write, no matter what. I know I should give myself a break, but I feel like this is a repeating pattern going back the past couple of decades.

Now that I’ve acknowledged the fact that I haven’t written anything significant, I’ll be going back to the drawing board… or keyboard.

Luis Vazquez @vazquez