I usually dont air my personal issues here because I know everyone else has enough shit going on in their own lives that they don’t need to be burdened with my crap. Today though I’m gonna break my own rule and let those of you who read this regularly know why I am taking time off from writing and the internet in general.
About 10 days ago a drunk college kid broke into my parents home and beat up my mom. Her injuries were severe enough that she’s still in the hospital with a cracked vertabrae and no chance of operation to correct it because there is a high risk of paralysis. Yes he was arrested, he passed out at their dining room table, and yes we are taking it to trial but it’s hard to focus on writing when your worried about your parents and and trying to talk yourself out of tracking this kid down and beating him to within an inch of his life.
On top of that yesterday one of my pet guinea pigs, Katie, passed away. You may think it’s silly to be upset to get upset over the loss of a pet but Katie was special to me. I had received her after losing my first guinea pig Aahz to, of all things, cancer and she filled the void that was in my heart. We got her when she was just a few weeks old and she bonded with me right away. I had Katie for over five years and she and I spent a lot of time together. If I didn’t have her out holding her, I would sneak her carrots or fruit as a treat. She would stretch out on my stomach and go to sleep while I stroked her fur, or would come up and give me a “kiss”. If I was eating something and she was out she had to have a bite as well, be it a popsicle, a shake or in one case a bean from a burrito. Katie was more than a pet to me, she was my kid. I know that’s a cliche but I’m thirty-five and kids aren’t on the horizon right now so they were as close to kids as I have.
So right now my head is spinning and my heart is broken. I’m not asking or seeking sympathy, I just wanted to let those of you who take the time to read my stuff not to expect anything anytime soon. I’m going to take some time to get my thoughts in order and give my heart some time to mend. Thank you for your support and patience, when I get back to the point where I feel like I can write again I will but I honestly don’t know how long that will be.