As sleep was skillfully and stubbornly alluding me long past midnight this brisk early April morning I decided to revisit my blog after a long and somewhat unanticipated hiatus. Lack of time and interest were sure factors in my departure from the click-clack of key strokes some two years ago; but, as they say, other things just got in the way.
I began my blog back in October of 2010 for two reasons: as a way to journal my new experiences living abroad; and to create a lifeline for my beloved friends and family whom I knew would be separated from me for some time. I think there were many more reasons why I stopped so abruptly. Truthfully, the grief I suffered due to the passing of my dear friend Matt Sayles in 2011 made words come not so easy. Also, the thrill of living in a new place eventually fades and I didn’t feel like bitching about the mundanities of northern Mexican city life as a late-twenties gringo. My negativity overpowered me and naturally I grew unhappy.
I didn’t get inspired this morning to recount all the trials and tribulations of late, nor do I have an uplifting story about how from the depths of sorrow I found the will to carry on. Simply put, for the first time in a long time I just feel good. Lately, life has been hectic, tiring, rewarding, lonely, joyful, stressful, terrifying, exhausting, dynamic, exciting. It’s been draining and rejuvenating. Demanding and fulfilling. Life has been all of these things while carrying on so deliberately, devastatingly and terribly uncompromisingly fast. At such a rapid rabid pace goes life that if left unsupervised it holds the devious power to deceive us and pass us by all together. For that sole reason I rose from the discomfort of my soft blankets and cool pillows to the familiar harsh glow of a laptop screen and the click-clack click-clack of midnight key strokes.