Brief life update - 2
i haven't posted for almost two months - i've again kept intending to finalise various drafts and post them, but again, there's been lots going on, including:
- The father of one of my partners is in his final days of cancer, and could pass any day.
- i started art therapy, with a focus on dealing with the emotions arising from decades of being invalidated regarding various chronic physical and mental health issues, only to eventually have health professionals say “Oh, actually, yeah, you have CFS / autism / ADHD”.
- There was all the usual complexities and busy-ness of the end of the year. i'm not Christian - even nominally - and don't observe Christmas myself, but via partners there are nonetheless various Christmas-related family things that happen.
- Now that Naarm/Melbourne is actually starting to have a summer, the weather is knocking me around. After many years of observation, i've learned i'm not necessarily affected by heat and/or humidity per se, but by something about the atmospheric conditions overall; barometric pressure seems like it might be a part of it.
All that said, i have finally got around to providing gemlog Atom feeds by tag[a]. i've been aware that many people prefer to follow a blog when it's mostly focused on a certain topic, and in terms of my own blog in particular, that people might be interested in (say) my ‘ict’ posts, without wanting to have e.g. ‘kink’ posts popping up in their feeds (which is fair enough). At the same time, i've spent most of my life having to compartmentalise way too much, constantly having to mask significant parts of myself in various contexts. So my blogs have been an outlet where i can “be myself”, and express myself for my mental health and wellbeing. With all my posts now tagged, i can provide topic-specific feeds without having to restrict what i write about.
Let's see if i can resume posting more regularly again from here on.☙