Everyone, I type here today with a bit of heavy heart. I wouldn’t like to get into specifics but there was a tragedy in my family over the weekend. I need to put writing on hold for a week to help those affected deal with some things. So the planned update on the 2nd of March is being postponed to next week. I’m sorry but I know you all understand.
Please remember that there are all sorts of resources out there to help you deal with any mental health issues you may have. Sometimes it’s hard to see the bright spots in your life because, well, that’s what darkness does: it makes things hard to see. Just remember to take solace in the little things in life. If you can read this message, you live an in incredible time where information flies freely around the world. You can connect with friends and family from virtually anywhere through devices that are basically the tricorders from Star Trek. The ways to entertain ourselves are unparalleled in the history of the world. The fact that we even HAVE time to entertain ourselves is a luxury that is the exception in history rather than the rule. It truly is an amazing time to be alive!
If you feel like you’re in darkness yourself, do what you can to not be alone. Reach out. Help others. You can’t help but brighten your own mood when you’re helping brighten the lives of those around you. It doesn’t have to be big. Clean up their dishes and don’t worry about the fact they didn’t. Make their bed. Clean a toilet. Shovel some snow. Something. If you focus on others you’ll find you can’t help but be standing somewhere with a little more light.
It’s not all right, but it will be all right,
PS: Patrons, I still need questions for the March Q&A. I’ll post the poll for the March pin-up later this week.