Hey, y’all. It’s me. First off, I hope y’all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🎅🏽🤶🏽🎄🎁🎉🎊🎆🎈🍾
I know, I know…it’s been a LONG time. Almost six months, to be exact. It’s not quite as long as the hiatus I took in 2017, but my time away was lengthy, nonetheless. I’m sure most of y’all are thinking, “Just where the hell have you been?”
Let me start by saying that although 2021 wasn’t the most horrible year ever, it was a very trying year, namely the months between April and June. My mother underwent foot surgery in early April, and the recovery process turned out to be more than either of us bargained for. I’m still recovering from the stress and slight trauma—not trying to be dramatic—of what she went through. My mom’s not even 100% as of yet, at least not physically. Thankfully, she’s doing much better mentally.
I also decided to take on another writing project alongside co-authoring my first book (which is available to purchase now, y’all!), and I started taking screenwriting analysis classes. However, I also started feeling less motivated for some reason. I don’t know if it was the stress of Mom’s surgery, work and all my family stuff getting to me, or what…but I just stopped writing for a while. I seemed to have some sort of block where the ideas would come to my head, but I couldn’t motivate myself to sit my ass down and write it. I even had to make myself sit down to finish this post (yeah, I’m still going through it, to a degree). To be honest, I lost motivation to do a lot of things (y’all should’ve seen my house). I spent a lot of my days working for 8-12 hours (depending on the circumstance), and when I was finished, I spent my time either surfing the net or watching a TV show or movie with my mom. It wasn’t until recently that I started being productive. I had to remind myself that the only way to get shit done is to get it done.
Now, I have to be honest, I’m still taking my screenwriting analysis classes—I’m going to see that through to the finish—and I work late on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I still may not be here posting articles as often. However, I will be here more than I have been in the past few months, and I still haven’t forgotten my promise to y’all about the Pose reviews that I made a while back. They will be here. They’ll be late as all hell, they’ll still be here. I’m toying with the idea of doing something different with them…we’ll see in the near future. Anyway, I’m so sorry I was away so long, but I’m going to do better.
I’d like to give a shout out to my 100 followers (yay!) that stuck by me during this time. I appreciate every last one of you. I’ll be seeing you all real soon. Love y’all!
—Written by Nadiya
NOTE: That’s really me in the main image in case you’re wondering!