I’ve had a tough year so far.
When I last checked in on my writing goals back in December, I talked about how the US election did a number on my motivation and ability to focus.
I sort of recovered from the post-election blues in January and February of this year… but then my cat, Jackson, got very sick. I ultimately had to put him to sleep on March 16th.
Jackson was sick for a while – since at least the middle of 2016 – but he took a turn in February and went downhill very fast. The whole thing was incredibly stressful and absolutely devastating, even though I knew on an intellectual level that my cats were reaching the age where health problems could be a concern.
Needless to say, I was pretty much useless while he was sick and after he died.