Yes, I disappeared again. The past few months have been filled with live planning and work, yes WORK. While they have mitigated my time writing, these activities have been very necessary and MUCH needed changes. Employment is always a good thing, especially when you’re ecstatic about the job. That being said, with the introduction of my new position through a staffing agency at Citigroup, I have also had to adjust life outside the “cube”.
As I had stated on some of my other social media sites, my conundrum about present and future hobbies has been a topic of discussion. Much of this has sorted after discussions with the financial institutions who maintain my student loans. I’m in no dire straights (thankfully). However, this evaluation and more tangible realization of my financial responsibilities will keep me from pursuing anything new for the time being.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering the amount of activities with which I am already familiar and stuff I have been fortunate enough to acquire over my years as a gamer. With the reestablishment of old friends and introduction to new, I’ll use this time to work, throw down with local gaming groups, focus more on my painting and eventually…writing.
The Black Templar project will be put on hold for now because of these financial changes. On the flip side, the final components to my Goblin Spider army have arrived. After assembling a few models, I’ll be engrossed with prepping them for the battlefield in the, very, near future.
As for the rest of me, I plan to lay focus on my health and my career(s). With my new work schedule (thank you J), my sleep and activity schedules are better adjusted to my natural biorhythms. On top of that, I have time to get a regular workout going again. Actually logged a few miles on the bike over the past few days. I’m at 260 (highest ever), so this couldn’t of happened at a better time.
Switching to evenings made an amazing difference on my work performance and morale. No more dreading the wake-up and commute at the ass-crack of dawn for this guy. Which, of course, was followed by the horrid commute back home only to vegetate for the rest of the evening since I blew my load. The folks I work with on 2nd shift are just as awesome as my previous colleagues on weekends.
I’m already behind schedule to get to work and have to cut this short, but I wanted to leave you a few more quick things…
1) My writing will take the back burner for a little while. This means the second book of the Butterfly series will be delayed until next year (which isn’t really that far off). ;)
2) I’ll do my best to bring new content and post on uncaffeinated.net when I can, but it may be infrequent for a few weeks/months.
3) Thank you all for sticking with me and giving support to my efforts, both literary and “ranter-rary” (new word, dibs)!
I look forward to a speedy return and to plug your feeds in the (hopefully), not so distant future!