It’s been 746 days since I last wrote here.
If I were an addict, it would be a point of pride to say, “I’m Scott Sealey and it’s been 746 days since my last drink/drug/sexual encounter.” But I’m not an addict. At least not for any of those things. I am slightly concerned about how much parmesan cheese I’ve been eating lately but that’s a topic for a different post.
“A different post.” How’s that for optimism? My first blog entry in two years and I’m already talking like I’m some sort of consistent blogger guru. Ha! My writing schedule comes from the George R. R. Martin School of “Yeah, Yeah. It’s Coming”. If I were an animal, I’d be one of those cicadas that shows up every 17 years, hangs out for a couple days, then dies. Let’s see… one more… one more… oh! Something something Halley’s Comet.
Two years away from my blog. That’s weirdly familiar. I don’t have a good reason for the absence except that I’ve spent that time completely blowing my life up by getting a divorce, buying and selling a stupid trailer that I didn’t really want, finding love with someone that makes me extremely happy, moving into a downstairs suite in someone else’s house, having that special person and her cats move in with me, doing a decent amount of travel (four provinces so far this year!), having surgery to reverse my vasectomy, and embarking on a general path of weirdness that had me wading through extreme lows at certain points but has eventually allowed me to find a sense of happiness and contentment that I’ve never experienced before.
Some might call that a “journey” but I hate that term. All that shit above? That’s just life. Add that to the fact that my day job requires me to sit and pound at a keyboard for eight hours a day and that by the time my day ends I don’t even want to think about writing anything and I guess it might make sense why I’ve been inconsistent in my posts.
My goal is to post more. No, really. I mean it. I actually do like doing this. Now that I’m happy and can prevent blogs from spiralling off into depressive ramblings, it’s going to be more fun. Plus I now have a computer that doesn’t shut off spontaneously causing me to lose my train of thought. That’ll be a big boost to my productivity.
As you can see from that long list of life events above, I’ve got a lot of material to write about. I was going to lead off with the vasectomy reversal as my first post back but I seem to gravitate towards writing about my bits and tackle quite often so I put them on the back burner for now. Instead, you got this post. Hopefully it was enticing enough to bring you back.
See you next week… or in two years. Whichever comes first.