If you want the short version, skip to the part that starts in bold...
So, back in January I realized something. In the last three years - since I started the job that I currently have, my writing has slowed down. I used to write all the time but in the last year I hardly wrote anything. I wrote a few things but most of it I couldn't post or didn't finish it completely. (Course, I'm not exactly the best at completing stories sometimes...sorry!!) But it made me take a look at my life, my job, and where I was at.
I want to write. I love to write. Writing is who I am and even if I never get to do it professionally I still want to do it for fun or for a hobbie. It's part of me and it's not something I can cut out of myself or something I'm willing to loose.
So like I said, I took a look at my life and what could be causing the...blockage. I realized I wasn't happy with my job or where I live or the circumstances of either - this was not new news but I was willing to just stick it in there until I thought there was a better option. But loosing my writing, loosing the joy I get from writing, that isn't an option for me. So I decided I was going to quit my job and move back to where I lived before. I gave my notice at the end of January and felt accomplished. I gave them a month notice since replacing me wouldn't be easy. (I'm not saying that because I'm full of myself, it really was going to be tough - I'm the only one who knows how to do everything and the one who runs everything.) But since I work for my dad my notice got extended by a few months. (So not happy, but whatever) So my last day is this month and I'm finally moving back to the place I view as home. (It probably says something that I didn't think of this place as home during my 3+ years here...) But after that I'll only have college two days a week - I'm taking it easy this quarter - and maybe work here one day a week. (I know, but it's my dad and it's hard to say no.)
Since I've decided to quit and move back - or really, the closer I get to actually getting out of here - I've noticed that I'm getting more ideas and I've started writing again. Nothing huge, but I'm starting to write more and more and hopefully that means when I have some freaking time that's not taken over by work I'll actually sit and be able/try to finish some of my stuff. Or you know, write some new stuff. It'll probably be a mix of the two. Some will get finished, others will be put aside because a new idea is more annoying and wont let me think of anything else.
But as you've suffered through that long rambling story - or just skipped down below and completely missed all of the above (lucky you) - I'm trying to tell you this:
The reason I haven't posted anything lately is because I'm taking a break. I hope to be back to posting stuff in mid May, June at the latest. I need a break, sorry about the wait and thank you all for being patient with me.