I’m posting today because, dear readers, that time of year has come. It gets dark outside before 7PM, I’m working full-time on my feet, and quite simply, I’m tired of blogging. I’m tired in general.
The part of my brain that does the motivational stuff isn’t working properly anymore.
This post probably isn’t an official “hiatus” post or anything like that. I just put down the payment to renew my domain name, after all. But until my brain reboots itself, there probably will be a slowing of original content, with an occasional political re-blog until the election. After that, I’m not sure…
I’ve been thinking about Allie Brosh, the author of the web-comic-blog Hyperbole and a Half.
She posted her last comic,“Adventures in Depression,” about a year ago.
But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.
I don’t know how she’s doing, or if she ever got better enough to finish her book. I haven’t heard much since the thread she responded to on reddit 6 months ago. But I hope she’s still doing well. And I hope she finishes her book.