Rainy days and Sundays

I’ve sat down to write this a few times this weekend. Each time I’m hit with a ‘you can’t talk about that’ frame of mind. So, I end up deleting it and closing my computer. Alas, here we are. I’m still not sure what I’m gong to say.

Things are changing swiftly around here. So swiftly that I am having a hard time keeping up. I genuinely was hoping that people would be more excited than they have been. But hey, I guess it’s my life, not their’s. So, what matters most is finding my own happiness. After all, we’re the only one’s responsible for our own lives.

To anyone who remembers my posting that I was going to give the website Medium a try, I have just over six in earnings so far. Not too bad, really. That’s six more dollars than I expected to make. Consider me pleasantly surprised.

I’ve noticed a distinct difference between Medium and WordPress. WordPress is the kind of place where I, and many others, dump out their thoughts. There are no rules, it’s more like the Wild West of writing platforms. Medium is very structured and very in-tune with rules. If you’re not going to follow the guidelines, you might as well not even hit publish.

That being said, I do believe that everyone is welcome on Medium. Don’t let the paywall intimidate you. If you want to write there, you’re welcome to write there.

In other news, I’ve been suffering from what I would consider to be extreme exhaustion as of late. I’m struggling to function, my headaches are such that it’s hard to be in a room with the lights on and my body aches. My body aches so badly.

The last time that I was dealing with these extreme of symptoms, I had some blood work done and that’s what started my journey towards discovering that I have celiac disease, a plethora of allergies to different foods and, extreme levels of malabsorption. I truly believe that I’m dealing with malabsorption right now and that it’s wreaking havoc on my body. Unfortunately, it sucks to deal with. That being said, it’s not exactly something pressing that needs to take up space at the doctor’s office. Doctor’s are inundated enough already with things that are far more pressing than mine.

Once things calm down and health care services are running normally again, that’s when I’ll seek out to see if I can get some blood work done. Until then, I’ll continue to take my supplements and eat the right foods in hopes that it gets better.

Speaking of getting better, British Columbia has started it’s ‘reopening’ process this weekend. Slowly but surely businesses that have been closed since late February are turning their lights back on, or will be soon.

I think it’ll be a while… at least a few weeks or more, before I venture into any place that I don’t deem absolutely necessary for me to be at. I’m still a little weary about being around people right now. B.C.’s provincial health officer is still urging people to proceed with caution. I’m really, really hoping that people will listen to her and won’t just crowd themselves into the closest bar, or restaurant or nail salon they can find. The last thing I want to see is a ‘wave two’ striking this province.

Tomorrow is Victoria Day here in Canada. If you’re celebrating the long weekend (silly suggestion, I know… every day is a long weekend right now) I hope that you’re doing it from six feet apart.

Stay sane, stay healthy and stay safe, please.

19 thoughts on “Rainy days and Sundays

  1. Someone once told me: “Never throw away a single piece of artwork, no matter how rubbish you think it is at the time.”
    Then she got out a whole bunch of ‘rubbish’ paintings she’d been tempted to throw away. They looked the same as the ones she was proud of, to me.
    Sometimes I leave things in drafts because I don’t think I can hit send. Then I go back many months later and see things differently. I might tweak the odd word and pad it out with new thoughts, but what I put originally is used as the backbone to my new post. I’m always glad I didn’t chuck it. I wonder if that is something you might want to try for a while and see if it works for you? It’s just that you write so well, I find it hard to believe anything is totally wasted; it probably just isn’t the right moment for you yet? Just a thought.

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  2. For what it’s worth, I think you are a great writer, Vee. I especially enjoy your stories. Nothing holds the reader’s attention like a great story. My favorites are the ones you’ve told about you and Knight.

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    1. Awe, thank you! That is so kind of you to say!
      I’ve felt really stunted lately. Like my stories aren’t worth sharing. So reading this is definitely a bright spot.

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  3. I like your descriptions lol… Wild West of writing 😄 it is isn’t it lol

    I have not looked into the medium thing you mention, I don’t really like having rules “creatively” … I would have a hard time if it’s supposed to be written a certain way … I am way more free out here in the Wild West Lol (that is so funny)

    Sorry you having horrible headaches – hope you feel better

    … and Happy Victoria Day! 🇨🇦

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  4. I’ve also considered writing for pay on similar sites like Medium, but I’m always put off by the structure and rules of it all. Even if I don’t earn income on my WordPress website, I’m currently happy with the content quality I put out every week. Perhaps one day I’ll make the leap to monetization, but for now, I’ll enjoy writing however I want!

    With Los Angeles, we’re technically still in lock down until July/August, yet beaches and other public spaces have opened since last week. I hope to venture out to nearby states for a road trip in October, but maybe it’s wishful thinking…we’ll have to see how this all pans out!

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    1. The thing is, a lot of what you write does fit within the guidelines. At least those which I’ve been researching. I think you wouldn’t do too bad over on Medium. That being said, I understand the desire to write freely in a place like WordPress. It has a certain allure to it.

      Anyone who goes to the beach right now is very brave! I wouldn’t want to be around hoards of people! I hope you’ll be able to make a Vegas trip in the fall. You deserve it!

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      1. That’s good to hear! Maybe I’ll look into Medium then. My family and I are seriously considering a road trip this fall (includes Las Vegas and Albuquerque). Still wishful thinking, but I’ll keep you posted!


  5. Move with your own speed, the one with which you feel comfortable.

    And weekends still matter! I am looking forward to the next one, which is long with us!


  6. I totally understand. People in lebanon aren’t practicing social distancing, although all business are on lockdown. And lebanese who were living abroad are coming back, infected with covid. So a wave 2 already started here and they’re expecting a wave 3.


  7. Still many people here believe that there is no covid in Lebanon and that it’s just a political hoax to stop the revolution that started in october 2019. I don’t know what to believe anymore, but i am staying home for the most part. Just visiting my immediate family and washing my hands properly. Nobody is my family is sick and we’re avoiding physical contact


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