I’m still here.

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated the site, so here goes nothing.

My life turned upside down mid-2015. My relationship dissolved and so did many friendships. Depression overcame as I was stuck in probably one of the worst circumstances a person could ever face.

While I’d like to keep said circumstances private, there is one thing I can most certainly state about it: I lost my way in the literary sense.

I was one of the few who could brag about not suffering from writer’s block—I mean, I’ve been writing since I was seven years old.

Writing to me is as essential as drinking water for proper metabolic function.

Not being able to write has hit me hard.

Like stubbing your toe against a jagged edge.

Like a bag of rocks falling from a truck on the highway.

Like trying to breathe in space. (Not that I’ve ever tried, but I’ve seen it movies, right?)

I guess what I’m trying to say is that not writing makes me utterly sad. I feel as though I have lost my gift.

In everything I do, whether I’m driving or working on a project, there is always something that reminds me of SAFELIGHT.

And lately, there’s a community I drive by every day on my way into work that bears the name “Catalina”. For the briefest of moments I can smile and look back at the memories I created with the Trifecta.

During 2015–2016 I was in a position that I vow to never be in again. I fought long and hard for myself and my daughter, and so far 2017 has been the year where we’ve both picked up the pieces, turned our backs on hardships, and we’ve slowly started rebuilding our lives. It hasn’t come without its own set of frustrations, but every day we give it new go.

While I’m unsure when I’ll be able to resume publishing all nine (yes, 9) pending projects (single motherhood is no joke), I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m still here. I haven’t forgotten about you.

Just like Sia declares, “I’m alive!

Much love to you all, and thank you for your patience while I get my shit together. It means the world to me.

 

-i

Well I’ll be damned. I actually managed to write something! This! Thank goodness.

 

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