A Long, Strange Trip
I spent the past six months or so basically silent on the internet. Hell, to be frank, I spent the past three years more or less silent on the internet. For someone who pretty much spent the previous decade churning out my guts in one venue or another on the internet, this was…weird. Like, on the one hand, it was kind of nice to not field the inevitable misunderstandings that come from being an angsty poet type who channeled a lot of my personal melancholy into internet stuff. On the other hand, I lost a major outlet for that shit in my life….and so it just stuck around in my guts, gumming up the works and maintaining my levels of misery.
Why, you ask, the silence?
Well, it has to do with a lot of shit, but primarily my work. From June 2012 to March of 2015, I worked at LongerDays, a virtual assistance company (that I loved and still think is super badass and awesome, and if you’re in the market – you should totally hire them). Working at LongerDays was awesome in many ways, but the nature of the work meant redirecting my creative internet-making abilities towards work for clients. It’s still work I enjoy, but it’s just not as personally fulfilling and stuff.
The last six months, though, are a slightly different story. Part of it is that leaving LongerDays was (for myriad complicated reasons) a bit of an ordeal, and once that transition was complete, I was left massively depressed and professionally adrift. Although I initially jumped into a flurry of ideas, it wasn’t long before I found myself foundering into a downward spiral, and not sure what I was going to do or how. (I know I probably shouldn’t say that in public, but I’ve always been an internet oversharer, and SO WHAT.)
In my depression and angst and uncertainty, not to mention navigating complicated professional/personal relationships, I just didn’t want to put anything out there. I didn’t have anything to say that wasn’t whining or bullshit, and so I said nothing. For about six months.
That’s enough of that.
Right now, I’m in the process of figuring out some new ventures. That includes rededicating myself to music, making some shiny new websites (like this one!), doing some professional Tarot and astrology readings (can I interest you in one?), and a forthcoming internetty venture that’s still in the works. The point is, quiet time is over, and the internet is about to get a little louder again. You’ve been warned!