Observations of life by author and poet Charles L. Chatmon
I'm doing much better these days. During my time off, I've been thinking on what my life will be moving forward so I want to share that with you. In a social media world, I don't see much progress in maintaining a profile for much longer. It might be a day, a month, a year or whenever. There's no rush but the less I get out of the experience of using a platform, it's a clear sign to move on. I feel my stroke has given not only my brain time to 'reset', but my life as well. Spending hours reading what others post on their feeds is a timewaster and I don't have too much of it left to deal with social nonsense.
As soon as I am completely well, I plan to resume writing again. I hope this entry will serve as an impetus to return back to a normal routine where I can go back to my creative works but we'll see. In the past, I shared news like this online before where I tell you folks "I'm going to write again" only to be sidetracked by whatever. I plan to stick with it this time and spend my moments back to the thing I enjoy the most, working on my creative works.
My time away from the blog has given me a fresh perspective on life and it's good that my summer was spent getting enough rest and solitude. After the year I had, it was necessary to take some time off and not get involved in matters that have taken me away from this first love of writing. I had to find 'distractions' away from my father's illness and then death with a main issue in my neighborhood of South Los Angeles. That provided a brief escape from the harsh reality of his passing. That is no longer the case.
It was forty years ago I immersed myself in this pool of creativity, expression and thought. I haven't come up for air since. The key to a peaceful recovery is to enjoy this writing process again and have fun with it. I find that with social media there is no fun. There is only agenda-driven topics, propaganda, and madness. Who needs that? I don't, absolutely. So I will only share this in closing: I love to write. Most of you who have visited this blog know that and as long as I am still around mentally and physically, I pray nothing takes me away from enjoying the time spent expressing my thoughts.