It very much seems like I took a year long sabbatical from life. I just went through the motions and left behind many of the things that had previously brought me joy.
I stopped anything I was doing on social media. I stopped blogging. I stopped working on my YouTube channel.
Yesterday I received an email from a follower of my YouTube channel that asked me to come back. It filled me with a kind of wonder that someone (a stranger) would take the time to write me and tell me that my channel brought them happiness.
While I still read periodically, for that year I didn’t devour books at a ferocious pace like I usually do.
I worked. I slept. I read a little. I looked after Dex and tried to find my place in the world.
After receiving that email, I decided to get back to YT. I’ve already begun working on this blog again.Now it’s time to get back to working on my channel as well, so I went and got a video editing software that will help me do that. I’m currently watching tutorials that will help me navigate the software.
My partner thinks I’m crazy watching boring tutorials and ‘arguing with people online’ but those are things that make me happy.
Slowly but surely I seem to be coming awake again and doing the things that brought me joy.
Thank you to those who have stuck with this blog. It’s nice to see your comments once again.