I’m doing the thing.

tl;dr I'm going to do things and write about them in this blog. I'm doing it for myself, but you're allowed to read it, because I heard you were pretty cool.

After a many-years’ hiatus from writing creatively, my typing voice is a little creaky. Screeeeeeech…

I’m going to do all of the things. Or some of them. Okay, maybe like three of them.

Truly, to say I took a hiatus from creative writing is a vast understatement. In many ways I shrunk away from doing many of the things that make me…me. I stopped adventuring out and building up an army of ridiculous stories to share. I avoided intense feelings of any sort, dissociating to the point of numbness. I swallowed joy, rage, depression, elation, hope, and the feeling of missing people. I mashed them down deep, and then poured alcohol on them. I saw myself become nearly unrecognizable in behavior and appearance. I had just given up.

I stopped doing, and I stopped telling.

There were a lot of reasons for this, some of them reasonable (hmmm…”reasonable reasons” is a thing now, I guess). In any event, the purpose of this blog is not to explore the dark reasons I fell away from myself.

This blog is intended to help me start doing, and start telling. It’s as simple as that.

This is, like, a metaphor for my soul. It’s deep and shit. Look at it. LOOK AT IT!

So, I’m going to do things and write about them. I might try a new app or go to a show or have a thought or make a life change – whatever it is, writing here will force me to reflect and flex my writing muscles, and that’s the point. If it happens to entertain, great. If not, that’s cool too.

So let’s get on with it, then. See you in the next post!

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jillian.

Respectful yet skeptical hysterical eccentric with spectacles.

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