For the last half of 2013 my blog was fallow, useless; those of you who follow me on Facebook know the issues I dealt with and how my life was no longer about me, it was about caring for my goddaughter and best friend, Rebecca Brown. For those of you who don’t know, she passed away on September 6th, 2013, and I fell into a deep mourning and depression. I’ve tried to blog. I’ve tried to write. But in so many ways Rebecca was my muse, my cheerleader, and my voice went silent.
I’m ready to begin the work anew.
There are so many facets to my life: the spiritual, the mundane, the creative, the eccentric (and let’s not forget the scandalous), that this year my blog will represent all those sides of me. 2014 will be a year of writing (I’m trying very hard to write not one but two books); I’m teaching; and I’m going to stretch my creative writing skills a bit and branch out into short stories that investigate the themes of spirituality, homosexuality, and growing up gay in a small town called King George, Virginia. The short stories, of course, will be fictionalized but, perhaps, based on my real life. Maybe along the way I’ll make my first fleeting attempts at a novel. I don’t know. But what I do know is my blog is about to become something unique and perhaps a bit insane, definitely a reflection of the multi-faceted life I lead.
Stay close. If nothing else, you’ll always have something good to read.