Well, as always, I’ll start with my numbers for the month …
Media consumed # (remaining/total)
Physical Comics Read: 20 (46/394)
Digital Comics Read: 0 (511/538)
Trade Paperbacks/Graphic Novels Read: 4 (21/84)
Books Read: 1 (119/164)
Movies Watched: 3 (105/118)
TV Shows Completed: 0 (38/38)
Podcast Episodes Remaining: 176
You know, I sit here at home thinking that maybe I have been going slower through everything because I have been busy at work, and that’s definitely part of it. I also think that I’ve hit a wall lately because nothing seems to be getting done, both personally and professionally. Not that I’m completely neglecting everything, but I’m once again having that feeling that I’m forcing myself to do even the simplest things.
Plus, I’m still in the odd world we have now created for ourselves that’s been going since mid-March, which doesn’t help–although I sometimes find myself thinking that talking about the toughness of 2020 and the environment surrounding COVID as one of the reasons for fatigue, depression, or hardship as another poor excuse for underperfomance.
I just read that sentence over and realized how fucked up it sounds.
But it’s kind of the mentality that has been drilled into us since we were very young, the idea that there is no excuse for not getting something done, something that is coupled with how you are only as good as your most recent achievement. I said from the outset that I have this thing against announcing that I am embarking on any sort of endeavor, and one of the toughest parts of it is acknowledging the long-term-ness of it all as well as that the result might be more personal than anything. It’s not like I’m going to get any sort of prize for doing this; maybe I’ll have more space in my house.
I’d like to do more with this blog, perhaps a sequel to the podcast episode I did last year, or something more than reviews and this occasional dirge. Getting back on my bullshit with all of the old journals is probably a good idea, too.
Of course, it would help if it didn’t take me an hour and a half to write three paragraphs.