I’m sorry I went silent there. It wasn’t intended. But I had my bachelor’s equivalent of a thesis weighing down on me. I was also waiting to write about news of a new job. Which I do finally have news and I’ll share it as soon as I have details.
Anyway, this is just a quick note to let everyone know that all I have left to do is get my final grade and walk the stage. Otherwise, I’m done with undergrad.
I’m also off work this week and maybe possibly next because I had to leave the work-study job since I’m out of school now, and the new job hasn’t kicked in yet. Money stress aside, taking some time off right now is a blessing.
So that’s the quick, “I’m alive,” update. I’ll fill in more gaps soon.
Let’s face it, I’m broke. I’m working fewer hours than I used to while I finish up this degree. It’s hurting our ability to pay bills. Heck, I haven’t worked enough hours to pay bills in years, while working towards this degree, but it’s gotten worse! Additionally, while we do get food stamps, feeding all 5 of us is no small expense. Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, they are no longer getting free breakfast and lunch. I would literally do about anything to feed my family. That includes asking for tips.
Yes. I have a Ko-Fi page. I’m asking that if you find value in my blog? Or maybe learned from me? Or you understand BPD a little better because of me? And you want to show your appreciation? Consider leaving me Ko-Fi tip! Even just 3$ can help out food on the table and keep my electric on!
The link/button is on the top left of this blog, but I’m going to provide it again right here.
Anything you send will go directly to bills and food.
And I thank you! As do my parents as they are the ones currently picking up the slack. If I can lift some of the burdens by being paid to blog about BPD, that would be amazing.
I’m done trying to run ads. They are intrusive and irrelevant. But if I’m doing good and providing a service, then I feel it’s valid asking for tips.
The donations are in 3$ increments. The idea is it’s the equivalent of buying me a coffee, even if I don’t actually drink coffee anymore.
I’m officially 5 months out from graduation. But the next 5 months are going to be brutal. I’m going to try my best to keep the queue going with a post dropping every Monday at the usual time. The Thursday post just might not happen for a while though. We’ll see.
Anyway, this is just a quick note to let you know what’s going on. I’m doing my best but I have got to keep on top of school. Work is super busy too. And of course family is a constant at all times.
So while I’m not dropping the blog, I am focusing on the Monday posts for now.
So here is the plan as I get back into the swing of things.
I will have an ongoing queue of posts that I’ll write in advance that will post on Monday’s at noon est.
But a queue that is a month out doesn’t always work for more time relevant things. Like my Lucas broke his toe last week, and instead of telling you about it when it happened, it was going to end up in my queue and by the time the post when live, it would have been healed. Which is, I guess, fine. But ultimately, is not how I want to run things. I like posting about things as they happen.
So some (every?) weeks there will also be a Thursday post (same time) and it will be more time sensitive. There is no queue for the Thursday posts. As such, some weeks there just may not be one. I can’t plan in advance for exciting or tragic things to happen in life. But at least with the Thursday post, I can talk about it in a timely fashion. Which is the goal.
So TLDR: Every Monday at noon est look for a post from my queue. Most Thursdays at noon est look for a post for current events. If there is no Thursday post it’s because life has been boring that week and there is nothing to talk about. I value the quiet moments though, even if it does make blogging hard.
It’s been a year-long journey and much has happened. I’ll slowly talk about life, one post at a time, one week at a time. I’m trying to get a few scheduled and into the queue. Just know I’m back.
For awhile there the blog was completely gone and showing a “pageok” error. I’m not entirely sure when it poofed. But I have been really sick and really busy so sorta not writing became really not writing and then I just didn’t even look at what was left behind and well, it vanished.
Then I was sad. Then I was pissed. Then I was resigned. But then I went back to pissed and aimed to fix it. Right in the beginning of New Year 2019. You’re looking at the result of over a week of tech support.
But I’m back. And I don’t aim to disappear again. I don’t know how many of you are still around. But whomever is, bare with me while I remember what it is to blog.
First real post goes live Monday afternoon.
I was awarded the award you see to the left by feedspot. You can find some great blogs on BPD if you follow the link. I came in 10th place, which isn’t so shabby considering I only post about a dozen times a year. I would like to kindly thank feedspot for this award. It’s highly appreciated.