Hi, hello, how are you? It’s been three weeks since I last posted something and even though WWB isn’t, at this time, monetised, I still feel obligated to give you, my readers, some kind of explanation for my absence. Though you may not line my purse, you line the purse of my heart (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist getting cheesy) every time you read, like, or comment on one of my blog posts, so you definitely deserve that much!
As many of you already know, since arriving in the US it has been my goal to get my driver’s license. I never learned to drive whilst living in the UK – partly because I lived in the middle of a big city where it just wasn’t necessary, but mainly because I was perpetually poor (driving’s expensive, y’all). But not being able to drive here in the US (at least out here in the sticks) really limits you, not just in terms of your career options, but in terms of your independence too! Through some miracle (and in spite of forgetting where the emergency brake was mid-test) I finally achieved this goal the end of last month. A week later I bought my first car – which is just as quintessentially British as I am (can you guess what it is?). Whilst this has given me the kind of freedom I haven’t had since I emigrated my new vehicle has, in an ironic twist, made me perpetually poor once again! Which brings me nicely on to the second reason for my absence…
Now that I’m trapped in some kind of capitalist hellscape (of needing to work for the car that I need to get me to work) I have had to pick up more shifts at the restaurant. In an uncharacteristically bold move, I also approached the bossman for a promotion (these car payments are no joke!). And, for some bizarre reason, he actually acquiesced to my request! As a result, I’ll now be working even more, helping to host events, train new recruits, and promote a culture of care within the restaurant. One of the events that I’m about to help host may even be televised, so that’s a bit nerve-wracking!
Whilst I feel so blessed for all of these victories and opportunities, it has meant that I’ve had a lot less time to watch anime. Some days I’ve been lucky to squeeze in just an episode! Naturally, this has, not just given me less to write about, but less time to write anything in! These massive changes to my life have also dominated my headspace. My mind is a bit like a crappy 90s era computer, too many programs running simultaneously (or too many things to occupy it) results in a crash of major proportions. As such, I’ve had to set aside blogging to make room in my head to focus on these other, more important (at least at the moment) things.
So where does that leave WWB now? Well, to be absolutely, 100% honest with you, I’m not sure… I’m hoping that once I settle into my new role at work, and my head regains some kind of equilibrium, I can focus on writing again. Until then, my posts may be a bit shorter, a little more sporadic… But what I am sure of is that this isn’t goodbye, I love anime and writing about anime too much to stop now and I’ve still got things I wanna achieve with this blog. I hope that you’ll stick with me throughout this weird time of flux. Do keep reading, liking, and commenting on my posts. Whilst so many good things are going on, I do have moments of feeling overwhelmed by it all. By doing these things, you’ll be keeping me strong and uplifted! Bye for now!