The Daily Breaker: Dateline 2-11-2019

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What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.
— Mark Twain
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Good Afternoon Crickets!!! Sorry for my inconsistent start to the year. Though I haven’t been all that active with my posts, I’ve been busy as a bee behind the scenes as I’m starting to prepare to take this site to the next phase of its existence. To do so, I’m finally knuckling down to clean up all the pages written in the past when this site was still seen as just a hobby. I always hoped that I would be able to afford an editor by the time I got to this point with this blog. Now that I feel like I’ve found my true writing voice, I want to finalize my old efforts to get it all clean enough that I can move on without constantly looking back at all of my first drafts from the past.

Prior to New Year’s, I only cleaned up my old content when I could find some time, making it an extremely slow process that I feared would never get done. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve shifted my focus and have managed to get a ton of work done. My new problem is that I’m now so focused on wrapping up these old loose ends that I can’t focus enough to create new content, and when I do, I no longer feel like I know who my audience is.

Not that I ever knew who my literal audience was, but up until recently, I used to know who I was writing to in my head. The thing is, ever since my New Year’s Eve astronaut experiment, the lines have been more clear as to what is real and what is pretend. With my new reality-based outlook, I now see that it’s more important to nail down my foundation before I continue to build. This is why it’s become hard for me to move forward at this time.

This is okay because not only has my outlook on this site become more reality-based but I’m also looking at my real life through less of a “what if” filter. Where before I feared a day job worse than death, I’m now looking forward to finding a career that I’m actually interested in which would then finance my personal projects. If said projects then go on to earn me a couple of bucks, more power to me. If not, I’ll still be able to publish whatever I want minus the fear of where my next meal will come from.

After all, this was the deal that I made with myself when I got laid off from my last job. So, along with cleaning up my old blog content, I’ve also finally started my hunt for a new job. As much as I don’t mind being broke, I can not stand being as big of a freeloader as I’ve been over my last three jobless months. I promise that as soon as everything finally starts to stabilize, this site will go back to being priority number one. I’ll continue to check in from time to time with updates, but don’t expect anything daily for a little while.

With that update, it’s now time to wrap this post up as I sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

 
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