Huffblog #1 – Changes

This is the first Huffblog! On the days where I don’t have anything in particular to talk about regarding writing or art, I’m just going to put out a journal piece. Seems like the best way to do it.

Today has been a pretty productive day. I rolled up my sleeves and gave the flat the good turning-inside-out it’s needed for a while now, and everything is looking crisp and clean and spacious. That’ll give me the best possible start going into November, I think.

Still, while I’m hoping for this month to be the start of some positive changes for me and my loved ones, though I know not everyone’s transition is going to be as simple, clean and freshly lemon-scented as mine.

My very best friend in the whole wide world is going through a terrible time right now. One of those shitty situations where all you can do is feel your feelings and wait for time to do what it does best. I only wish my constant thoughts, concerns and well-wishes I’m radiating from my head at any given moment were of any actual use. Still, this friend is doing NaNoWriMo with me, and hopefully that will serve as a much-needed distraction.

My wonderful wife is also going through a rough spot, and has some difficult decisions to make. I can’t say what the “right” answers are and neither can she. But dear wife, if you’re reading this, remember to value your mental well-being above all else. You need it this year. You need it. But whatever you decide, we’ll find the best way to make it work. I love you.

On the whole, 2016 has been a terrible year for me and the people I love, and I think we’re all ready to move onto something better. We’ve all been trying our best to make it through the quagmire and it’s about time we gained some traction. I’m feeling hopeful about it all, but at the same time I wish I could just instantly make everything better for the people around me. I suppose that’s how everyone feels nearly all the time.

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