I see that I haven’t posted anything since May, and have replied to others’ posts very sporadically. Lots of super-quick “likes,” though. If it’s of any concern, it’s because I go through cycles due to juggling too many hobbies. And maybe something else.
I don’t have any kind of blog schedule, nor do I want one. Work/Life balance permitting, I’ll write a Pauper Prince chapter, then sculpt, then write a fanfic chapter, then sculpt, and on. At the moment I’m working on four sculptures simultaneously, so that’s delayed my writing significantly. But also…
Since April, my weekends have not been my own due to caring for a friend who’s suffered a serious stroke. In practice it’s more like: be there as a “spotter” so that her completely knackered husband can sneak off to work. As long as no responsible adult is at their home all day, he can’t work.
While there, I can’t sculpt (too much “stuff” to haul over there) and can’t write (iPads suck for that). Not a complaint, just a fact. When he can work five days a week again, my obligation will end, and I may be able to juggle a bit better. Until then, I’ve promised to help them see it through. This is not fishing for praise. I don’t think of myself as warm or loving. It’s not in my nature to “give of myself.” I don’t devote time to charities, but will throw money at them. For whatever reason, though, this is something I’m determined to stick to.
I would say “Take care of yourselves, all! Don’t have a stroke!” but those things, like aneurysms and the like, just seem to HAPPEN. And they all suck.