It’s simultaneously disturbing and unsurprising that I haven’t given an update on this blog since basically April. It’s disturbing because this is essentially my digital diary and diary-gaps have bothered me my whole life. It’s unsurprising because the climate of my life has just not encouraged me to want to write updates.
“It’s only temporary.” I started saying those words to myself probably sometime in early 2011. I said it to myself when my internship at the public library was like getting seared with hot coals for a living. I said it to myself when roommate living got claustrophobic beyond belief. I said it to myself when I had no money for food because bills. “It’s only temporary.” I said it starting in June 2012 when I had to finally admit to myself that I had graduated jobless with no prospects. I said it when I conceded defeat and crawled back to my parents’ house. I said it when I accepted a barely part-time position at my alma mater’s campus library.