Having been born and raised in conservative Florida, I absolutely had no illusions about moving to a red state.
It was also a rock-and-a-hard-place situation, in a way. I needed internet, and Kansas was the closest, and the most affordable.
I was, however, under the illusion that I could work for change here to help make things better. I’ve been in animal rescue work for years, and I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.
But this place just broke my heart in a whole new way that I wasn’t expecting. I have to admit that I’m feeling quite defeated and very isolated, even for this introvert.
I have my work, though, and I’ve been focusing on lighter writing venues that take my mind off things here. Like the tarot card readings and horoscopes over at Horror Tree, and the ones I do for Haunt Jaunts.
(Here’s the latest batch, for April, at the Horror Tree: https://horrortree.com/april-2022-horoscopes-portents-omens-and-the-curse-of-the-trope/ and https://horrortree.com/april-202-tarot-cards-for-writing-inspiration/)
So, I try to make sure I do other fun things in addition to writing quirky guest blog posts.
About two or three years ago, I was in a discussion with someone, and I couldn’t wrap my head around the concept of Twitch and just watching people do things–like people playing video games and such.
And here I am, doing it. Guess you can teach an old gal like me a few tricks, and so I have been enjoying Luther Siler’s playthrough of different video games over on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdhd8gNyeAswOS6Nb4Wo3A. They’re interesting and entertaining video playthroughs (yes, even the holy-cow-another-frickin-catacombs almost unbelievable extensiveness of the Elden Ring world), and they’ve been a great help back when I was just feeling very disheartened and discouraged.
What fun activities do you schedule for yourself when things get rough?