Technical difficulties… WordPress’s fancy new post editor hiccuped and published tomorrow’s post today, unfinished, and not shared to any social media sites. I’ve pulled it back for now and will be trying to figure out how I managed to do that later.
It was time for a new look. What do you think?
I… seem to have disappeared temporarily. Now that we’re about to head into the epagomenal days of year 20, I am slowly dipping my toes back into the blog-water. I had a veritable whirlwind of mundane life stuff that completely caught me up — coupled with a crippling crisis of faith that left me barely able to function, thanks to the severe anxiety it brought with it. I’ve never known anxiety that debilitating until then – I’d gotten it badly, but this was the first time I’d ever made it to “physically incabable of eating or leaving my bed” levels. Needless to say, there wasn’t much Sobeq to go around for those three weeks.
I did recently make the hard decision to scale back my priestly work to part-time long-term. Following Hurricane/”Superstorm” Sandy, it’s taken me a lot more time to get back to normal than I’d hoped. This is partly because our house is STILL not finished courtesy of incompetent contractors, and partly because of the aforementioned whirlwind of real life stuff. I’m moving out of my parents’ house very soon, for the first time since I moved into college. This time it’s for keeps though, with my fiancé.
Er – that’s rather new, too. In my absence, I got engaged! I said yes, of course, to a long time friend of mine (and comparatively short-time romantic partner, but hey, I don’t care). Then I was dunked headfirst into the strange and totally incomprehensible world of wedding planning. I have wisely assembled a shrine for the three goddesses who “volunteered” to involve Themselves in my planning process: Aset, Hethert, and Bast. More on Them in a separate post.
On the whole, I am feeling much recovered from my anxiety and crisis of faith. I still feel a jolt of oncoming terror now and then, but I am able to keep the levels low, thank goodness. My engagement is likely to come up again. I can only hope that in between all of my mundane, secular responsibilities, I’ll be able to ramp up my blogging attentions too. I miss it.
So it seems that five years ago, I created an account with WordPress. I’d tried blogging before and hated everything I wrote, so I found a new platform and started over, making my first post about Zep Tepi. No regrets here. I hope to keep writing here as often as life allows, sharing what I can of my life. Thank you for reading, everyone! Here’s to another five years!
I was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and will be out of commission for a while until things stabilize. Currently only 1/3 of my home is usable, and only half of the usable areas have electricity. Please be patient.