Life Update: Issue #1

Hello everyone!

I want to take this time to apologize for my absence in the anime community as of late. The last three months have been rather difficult to juggle everything that has been going on and I think my content suffered from it. I tried… but I know I could have done better.

I have been going to family troubles since the beginning of September and after having two legitimate scares of losing both my grandparents due to heart problems in the last two years, I devoted most of my time and energy towards their health and safety. I know everyone will say that was the right thing to do but understand that from my perspective, every time I go start this blog and gain some type of ground, I am cracked in the back of the head by bat known as life.

Two years ago, it was nearly losing my grandfather due to a clogged artery. My rock and foundation in the hospital for most of the summer. It was terrifying. For the first time in my life, I was legitimately scared of something and I had no control over the outcome. Two surgeries later and a lot of rehab and he is still with me, giving the best smile he could give to his Christmas present.

I did a lot of family digging to get that nickname for his hat. He was so shocked!

Last year we were in and out of the hospital pretty much all of December for my Grandmother. Each time she would get released to go home, she would end up back in an emergency van within twenty-four hours. That happened three times and I think it permanently screwed up my sleeping habits because there is always a tingling fear that I am going ot miss that phone call if I’m not awake. But she is still with me, quite pleased with her heated blanket.

Our cat stole her old one so I got her a new one… that he will probably take too.

During all of this, my sister was making some of the bizzare decisions and now that has come to a boiling point. My sister has done something unbelievable in spite towards my grandmother, the one who has sacrificed so much of her life to raising two children that weren’t her own. Who steals from their grandparents!? But to make matters even worse, she doesn’t feel remorseful for what she did. She has been ignoring and avoiding my grandmother for months and that tension came to an unfortunate boiling point on Christmas which resulted very horribly.

So I really haven’t been in the mood to write but I tried. I cranked out more of the 30 Day Anime Challenge from my phone when I could but my head hasn’t really been in the realm for it.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t have a pause button and I don’t really want to remain in this space. So I turned back to the things that made me happy. For a period, it was games but even while I write this, I think I know what I want to be doing. I have started watching Baki and boy do I have some thoughts about it. Thoughts I will hopefully get to share with you guys soon in a new format that will hopefully make it easier for me to keep up-to-date with content. But with all that in mind…

So I will be taking a small hiatus.

This will give me time to slowly finish up all the things I started but haven’t finished with none of the pressure I like to impose on myself while spending most of my time with my grandparents. I go on a cruise in two weeks (I don’t know how I am going to cheer myself up for that but I am excited). I think by the time I get back, I will be ready to tackle this year somewhat refreshed and renewed.

So I ask that everyone be a little patient with me? Unlike the previous times, I have no intention on leaving this blog. I have truly met some wonderful people here and I hope to create some long lasting friendships with people who enjoy the things that I like. Whether it be writing, books, games, or awesome anime.

I mean this from the heart, thank each and every one of you who stops by to read. I can’t even begin to explain how much it means to me! You guys and gals really are awesome.

So until the next post…

We will still be around on social media and reading post! 

See you guys in a few weeks!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mallow says:

    That is really low of your sister. Hopefully you can move on from this. Also best wishes to your grandparents. Your blog will be here along with your readers. Come back when you’re ready.

    1. Merlin says:

      I’ll second that. All of it. 🙂

  2. Yomu says:

    Take your time and do what you have to do.
    You post great content and I’m glad I found your blog, so I will look forward to your return.

    (Also should you return before late March, feel free to jump in on the collab that I’m starting next week! 🙂 )

    1. I have every intention on catching up with that when I get back from the cruise. It sounds like so much fun!

  3. terranceacrow says:

    The older I get, the more I realize that there’s no trouble like family trouble. It cuts deep and you can’t escape it.
    “So I ask that everyone be a little patient with me?”
    Take what time you need! I’m sure I’ll be here somewhere when you get back!

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