Before then, I never read nor wrote blog posts, only freelance articles.
Needless to say it has been a long, hard week, made longer and harder by incredibly insensitive and selfish relatives.
I won't go into details today. That is a topic for a time when I'm not so angry. And probably still best posted on the elder care blog where other people in similar situations can at least be comforted by knowing they aren't alone.
A month or so ago, I won an award on Hubpages for a best article in one of their new niche sites. This was supposed to be a pretty happy deal, and the prize was a handmade ceramic coffee mug.
It arrived at my house this week, just when I was getting myself somewhat together. The article that won the award...was about caregiving.
I'm not gonna lie and say I didn't get overly emotional there for a couple of hours after opening the box. Its a beautiful mug, and I like the name of the niche site. On the same day, Facebook pulled up a memory of me and my grandmother quilting together.
Like I said. Its been a hard week. :(
In the middle of this, my new phone locked up on me, just like my previous one did, during an update. This was the worst week to be without a phone. This is also the second time this has happened in 7 months, so I am pretty sure that I am done with LG phones for awhile.
For awhile, I won't be as active on social media (I usually tend to those posts via my phone during the day, to free up my writing time at night).
And now...now I just have to work on staying busy and motivated. All I really want to do is curl up with Criminal Minds and a stack of books, or doodle all day. But life goes on, and bills come due, and I have a lot of work to do to get caught up online.
But really, 2016...haven't you done enough?