It's Been a LOOOONNNGGG TIME!
SO much has happened since the last time I've been able to be on my blog to get with my readers, and I wouldn't half blame you if you weren't able to last as long as you have. However, I'M BACK!
If you've been rocking with me on my social media pages, then you have an idea of what I have been dealing with since June. To say that it was a LOT would not do it justice, but sufficed to say, she has come through it with the strength I've known her to have, and while we aren't out of the woods yet, know that things are a hell of a lot better than what they were this time three months ago.
Now, to get to the heart of the matter: I bet you're wondering why I'm using this digital rendition of the God of Wisdom, THOTH, aren't you?
Well, here's the gist: while I've been away and stepped away from writing any projects, I've been engaging my cerebral side a bit, trying to find a deeper sense of self, and that has been happening through grad school mostly. i've learned a lot about my intellectual side that I didn't really pay attention to before.
I've also taken a bit of time to sharpen up my vocabulary a bit, to try to avoid using the same words over and over again (unless they simply stoke the type of emotion I want in my readers, but that's a whole other story altogether). For the most part, I have been doing okay in that department, but I have to remind myself that not everyone wants to put a book down to look up what the hell the word means in the context of the story LOL! Still, I'm not about to dumb it down to fifth grade reading level, either. You deserve better than that, and I don't want to insult your intelligence, either.
My last piece of wisdom for self has been in keeping to sources of inspiration. Not necessarily faith-based cliche's and such (I'm not about to explain my reasons why, just rock with me, here), but different things that help me keep my mental in the positive flow and not in the darkness that, I will admit, I have allowed myself to indulge in from time to time, simply because it was the easiest thing to do, which also meant that I was giving in to what I wasn't supposed to be.
The one statement that always found itself in the forefront of my mind, even in the darkest of times, was the phrase, "Tough times never last...but tough people do!" I found solace in that statement because it helped me to fight for her so she could fight for herself. That was the key in all of this: reminding her of who she is, and making sure she remembered that at every turn.
Now that she is getting to the point to where she is getting back to her old self, it's time for me to get back to who I am, and who you have come to know and love. In my truest of fashions, using one of the Egyptian gods was only appropo in the sense that, well, what other way would I re-introduce myself? LOL!
Keep a weather eye on the horizon...just as the Sun god, Ra, rises as proof of his nightly victory over the darkness, so shall you see the rise of one grateful prince of erotica.
See you in a few days...I have some things to catch up on!