I know some of you are like:
“A new article? Do my eyes deceive me? Is this some sort of April fool’s joke? No we’re in December? WELL WHAT THE HELL? I thought the blog was over? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHY DID YOU STOP”?
All of these questions will be answered reader. Let’s get this out the way to quote the Gabbie Show and any restaurant that see you twice in a night WELCOME BACK! Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back Matt-er….since my name isn’t kotter. I think this reference may go over a couple heads…well I showed my age I guess or my knowledge of old 70s TV shows lol. This is not a holiday joke, it is December.
December 31st to be exact. 2016 is coming to a close and yeesh it has been a doozy. Well it hasn’t been a complete doozy to me because I’m still in the land of the living continuing to see another year. It’s truly a blessing. It was just mentally taxing which made it a mental doozy? Does that make sense? Anyways 2016 has been cruel to the entertainment business. We lost so many talented celebrities from musical genius like Prince (I wrote an article about that the day it happened…it was a rough day), David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, Billy Paul, Alan Thicke, George Michael, and so many others. IT is a long list of musicians people. We lost actors like Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Abe Vigoda, Anton Yelchin, Doris Roberts, and again plenty others. Muhammad Ali died…..just damn man. It has just been rough. Celebrity deaths is just the tip of the iceberg.
2016 is rude and it doesn’t care if you blame it if your favorite passes away. All I know is we won’t speak about it. AND 2016 DON’T CARE IF YOU MAD ABOUT ANY OF THE EVENTS IT CREATED. CONTROL YOUR REACTIONS
I think what makes this year stand out in celebrity deaths is that there were so many in so many different fields. TO play devil’s advocate though, this is going to happen next year and the year after that and so on and so on. Death happens in all facets of life whether we are prepared or not. I think the only way to combat this is to control our reaction to it. Trust me it sucks. Bowie’s passing to the galaxy felt like a knife going being permanently stuck in my heart, Prince ascending hurt my soul like a member of my own family passed away. The point is I took my time to grieve and I’m still kinda of grieving, but I knew a days like those were coming. I just didn’t want it to come. It take time to heal when you lose some one whether that is a celebrity or a family member…This will take time and this too shall pass.
Now where have I been and why did I stop? I’ve been on hiatus for a number of reasons. Reason number one: I honestly needed a break after the Parasyte review. I realized after that review I was not happy or felt like writing anymore. I LOVE WRITING, but I do not want to become one of these people that ends up hating it. I also don’t want writing to transform into a chore. You know I don’t want to just pump out a bunch of reviews, stories, thoughts, rants, etc if there is no quality or heart behind them. Quality over Quantity. I could have did more. I did go to Paisley Park and watch a Viking game, but that’s a story for another time. I’ve just been getting my mind together before I come back on here writing. I want to produce great material and explore different options of telling stories and doing my reviews besides writing. Maybe I should go to youtube or record audio versions of my reviews so you can listen instead of read? I’m not sure yet, but expect some experiments coming in the future.
Reason number two: Besides the break, I really got discouraged. I felt that this blog was pointless, no one was reading it, and none of my friends were supporting it like I thought they would. I really thought my friends would re-post or at least read the blog. I understand everyone has their own lives and they can be busy, but I know it doesn’t take that long to read something. Then it hit me, a lot of people don’t read. The way people receive information is different, and I need to cover all bases. I wish people had more time to at least read a story or a review and give me their feedback on it. I realized that I shouldn’t care if my friends support me or not. I’m doing this for myself. I shouldn’t compete with other bloggers, I shall continue to focus forward instead of looking at what such and such is doing or whatever. It is safe to say the discouraged phase is over.
Reason number three: I hit a creative rut. It happens from time to time. You want to write a great story or do an awesome review, but sometimes you can completely just blank out. I did that alot. My mind was not as focused as it is now. I’m gonna take my time with all of my projects instead of rushing them out there.
Reason number four: An inner battle with myself. Let’s be honest, depression fucking sucks (sorry to the sensitive eye readers…that’s the only F bomb in this post). It got a major grip on me in April and I didn’t break away from it’s grip till December. The Paisley Park trip changed my freaking mentality on life. Instead of sulking, I should be celebrating every day I get to breathe, to eat, and to ultimately live. I shouldn’t be depressed over such minute things like not having a girlfriend or the great paying job or being able to do special things for my parents like send them on vacation or going on random road trips with my small circle of friends. I shouldn’t focus on what I don’t have, instead I should focus on what I do have. People I must tell you I’m very blessed to live the life I live. I am able to even have a blog, hell to have a bed or roof over my head. I have wonderful family and friends. I have a small fan base on here. I’m thankful & grateful for everything. The good and the bad.
Reason number five: I was lazy. There is no excuse for that….If I complain that people don’t read this blog, but I don’t produce enough content who’s really at fault? I need to actually deliver content when I say it is coming instead of apologizing when I’m late. Late gets you fired in the real world. From now on If I say a review is coming this month or this specific date, it is going to happen on that date.
Now you know why I stopped writing. It’s not like anyone was asking lol. NOW EVERYONE KNOWS DELIGHTFUL!
This is starting to seem like a downer so here is some good news. The good news is I’m back. I’m going to try new ways to get my content to you all. I’m going to be on time. I’m not gonna make excuses. I’m going to be the best that I can be at this! Most importantly, I’m going to have fun doing all of this because that’s what life is about; Having a good time. There will be some good and some bad, but this is all in good fun. Who knows I might land a haymaker or two that propels me to the moon! I may start another blog devoted to just one topic too instead of having them all on one. I MEAN THERE ARE CATEGORIES, BUT YEAH WHY NOT!
THIS BLOG IS FAR FROM OVER…I’M JUST GETTING STARTED! I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CONTENT TO COME!
NOW onward to 2017! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!