It has been 25 months (plus a few days) since my last post. I don’t have a good enough reason as to why I was absent for so long. I just was. I was a bit tired and worn out, I’ll tell you that. I was stressed with those day-to-day worries that are common to modern man, nothing super interesting.
I had stopped teaching and, after that, a few months later, began working the weirdest job I’ve ever had, which is kind of a funny story, but, no, no, no, I won’t get into that right now. I do promise, however, to cover it in all it’s great hilarity in a soon-to-come post. I’ll promise you that.
But anyway, after that job, which lasted 6 months, I applied to be a “counselor” at a juvenile detention center. I wasn’t sure if I’d get the job, you know, with my background and all, but I went for it anyway. And you know what? I got the job. It was strange to step back inside a detention facility. I was suddenly shaken by the memory of how it felt to be isolated and exiled but yet comforted by the familiarity of the environment. So much went through my mind in those first few months of the job. I frequently thought about quitting, but I didn’t. I couldn’t. But more on that later, in a future post.
And then there were issues and disagreements with those closest to me, but I probably won’t post about it. Some things are best left in the past, just so we can move on from them.
I also felt confined at home when Covid happened. I lost a beloved family member (Not to Covid), an aunt, and, needless to say, it was extremely depressing. I had to postpone my wedding twice (because of Covid). But I’m here. I’m back. I hope to post frequently. We’ll see. I am looking forward to producing good reading material and to interacting with the WordPress world. So stay tuned.