I know, I know... it's been a hot minute since I've updated this little blog of mine. I promise, the hiatus was not intended to be this long. It's hard to believe that today marks almost three months to the day since I last posted an entry. Shame on me. Well... kinda.
I knew it would happen eventually. There would come a point where I felt my back pressed up against a wall of creativity. There'd be a time where I'd have to humble myself and take stock of the fact that sometimes, writing nothing at all is better than writing empty words on a page... Shit. Even writing this now feels very much like "filler", and for that I apologize. But at the same time, I've got to keep it one hundred.
Sometimes in life, friendships can be tricky to navigate and maintain; especially when your closest circle of friends is no longer within immediate face-to-face reach. Understandably, we all get busy with family, relationships, careers, etc... and sometimes, the quality time and therapeutic conversations you used to have with your crew, become fewer and much farther apart. So where can you turn when your core crew of people are busy being all sorts of awesome? Why, the internet of course! No. Seriously... The web is lit in that regard.
Whenever someone says they've experienced a traumatic event, my mind automatically flips to things like: war, rape, violence, a freak accident, or the untimely death of a loved one. In other words - fairly tangible events that have clear and direct impacts on a person's life once said the trauma has occurred. But what about traumas that don't necessarily "happen" to you? Traumas you can't tangibly see or quantify... Life-altering situations that you are more or less born into... Do those count as traumas? And if not... what's the correct word for something like that?
You know - I'm not going to sit here and proclaim to be any level of politically profound. I'm not ashamed to admit that up until 24 hours ago, I didn't even know what "GOP" meant. While my conscious disinterest in this year's US election process is not something to be totally proud of as a Canadian, I'm also quite glad that I didn't invest any sort of emotional or mental stock into the last 18 months of campaign chaos. Because idiots... idiots EVERYWHERE.