It's been a hot minute since I last gave you an update. I promise, there is a reason for that.
In February, I was let go from my day job. I won't go into a tirade on this. I've done my crying, and I'm still trying to pick up the pieces. I'm hopeful that my book will be successful. I'm eager to share this story with you. The day job pays the bills. Writing my book is my passion.
But the funny thing about passion is that when something absolutely life shattering hits you, your motivation to do anything related to that passion is knocked out of you. I wasn't anticipating losing my job. And it's been a long couple of months trying to pick up the pieces and get my life back together. Nobody can prepare you for something this life shattering. I have enough money to pay my bills for a couple of months, and I'm constantly checking my email to see if I can interview elsewhere.
But, through some serious soul searching and self determination, I'm back at it again. My hobbies are becoming more pleasurable. My passion for writing the cast of characters who reside in my fictional town of Bexwell are slowly beckoning me back to my keyboard, to keep writing. It's a work in progress. I just finished writing chapter eight, and I'm working on the editing phase right now. Also, I just got my first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine yesterday. It's been a long year that I've been trapped in my house and unable to go anywhere because of the coronavirus. I've seen very little of my family, and I've seen very little of what I moved to Columbus for. That certainly doesn't help. So far, I'm very tired and my arm where I received the shot is incredibly sore.
One thing that has helped me out immensely is reconnecting with my grandmother over the phone. Growing up, I was a lot closer to my dad's side of the family than my mom's. I loved my maternal grandmother, or Grandma, but I wasn't as close to her as I was my paternal grandmother, or Grammy. Grammy passed away seven years ago earlier this month. Grandma is in her eighties. I received a phone call from her, and I determined that if I was going to start building a relationship with her, I had better get started.
I've enjoyed the calls with Grandma immensely. I get the feeling that she's very lonely, and having someone to talk to on a regular basis helps her out. If you have a family member that you don't talk to regularly, I'd recommend making that call. Trust me, It's as beneficial for them as it is for you.
Sorry for the long discussion. Here's a photo of my lilac bush for your trouble.
Happy spring, and much love until next week,