Four years ago, I started this blog. And as one can imagine a lot as happened. I moved, got my own home office and published a book after years of dreaming. I also got up the courage to have myself filmed while I performed some of my poetry. It was scary, but worth it. You can watch my YouTube debut by clicking here.
It was a brave moment for me in many ways. First, I am still very new to performing and second, I have gained weight over the last couple of years that have made me hesitant to have photos or film taken. I really do fear the backlash against my weight despite all the people that surround me with their love. They tell me that I am beautiful and I believe them, but I still fear the hateful comments.
There are some cool things about the video. The writing that you see at the beginning and end of the film is me actually working on the poetry that I am about to share.
The fall equinox is approaching and I feel the return to a more balanced approach in life. One in which I live and write more. Over the last few months, I have taken an unscheduled break from this blog. Life kept going while I struggled to keep up; good things mostly, some bad of course, but that is life.
Although today is not the equinox, it is the beginning of my journey to re-balance my life and my writing. Too much time has been spend on planning to write and not actually writing. I have to thank my fellow sloths for helping me realize that I need to get back to creating.
Thank you, dear readers and any of my beloved Sloths who have joined us, for reading this and sticking with me.