Delaying Posts

Hello dear reader(s)!

If you were looking for instructions on scheduling a post, I think you have come to the wrong place.  Either that or when you hit that “Publish” button and it asks if you want to publish it immediately or publish it later, you click the drop-down, choose a date and then enter the time you would like to publish it.

However, that is neither here nor there.  You see, this post isn’t about the delaying of publishing posts, it is about the delaying of writing said posts because the topic(s) are just too depressing to want to delve into and you would rather focus on the happiness in your personal life than attempt to solve the world’s problems by delving into the source of a large portion of those problems.  It is a particularly perplexing problem I posses, one I am positive I must presently purge.

In other words, don’t expect anything too heavy from me for a while.  I am aware shit is going on, and people must speak about said shit, but I’m fucking tired, man, and need a break.  Life in my tiny bubble is currently good, and I need to focus on that right now in order to keep what little sanity I still think would be good to have.

The most amazing woman is dozing on the couch right next to me at this moment.  I had a delicious dinner.  My fingers and toes hurt, but not so bad that I can’t deal with it.  It’s cold and dry here, but in this room, I am cozy.  Yes, I have been feeling a little sick off and on today.  Yes, I have many things I need to do tomorrow.  Yes, I had to go get a phlebotomy today.  Yes, I am tired from sleeping poorly last night.  Yes, there are a lot of things happening that will negatively affect me or already are.  But all the things that really matter to me are currently okay, and that’s more than I’ve been able to say for longer than I care to admit.

So I am delaying the heavy posts for a bit.  I’m going to be writing things that I like, not things I don’t.  Things like posts about the full moon ritual I performed last night that felt so magical and led to an instant epiphany. Or I could write about the benefits of cannabis to enhance the craft.  I could write more about sex!  I could write about food.  I could write about the people I see doing stuff I like, or that I think helps others or makes the world a tiny bit better, rather than my standard negative rants.

I’m done being negative.  Maybe this world is going to hell in a hand basket and we are all doomed for homelessness or nuclear annihilation, but I intend to go out hooping and hollering when that mushroom cloud goes up because I’m in my deluxe refrigerator box making love to my fiance should that scenario occur.

The world is pain.  So fuck the world, and do what you want.

I am going to write about shit I like now.  I hope that doesn’t bother anyone here.  If it does, you can kindly fuck right the fuck off because I like saying the word “fuck” a lot and I said that would be writing about shit I like now, fucking fuckers.

I set out to write this little post letting you know that I just wasn’t currently in the mood to write about heavy stuff, but honestly, I am not sure I will be in that mood again.

A while ago I would probably kick my own ass for saying this kind of thing, but I really don’t think my two cents on a lot of the heavier topics is needed or wanted anyway.  Sure, I may have helped some people see things in a different light or learn something from a post I compiled using other sources, but I really don’t think much would be missing without my voice.  Most of the heavy stuff is already being talked about, by people who are in a much better position to influence people.

Maybe my contribution to changing what I don’t like, is to simply amplify the alternatives that I do like.  Or maybe just to remind people that life doesn’t always suck, or certainly doesn’t have to suck as hard as we sometimes make it.

So when I say I am delaying those heavy posts, I should add the word “indefinitely” to the end.  I am not sure when or if I will ever think that something  heavy absolutely needs to have my voice added to the debate.  In the meantime, I am going to keep things positive.

So here is some good right now from this last week.

Never mind, it’s too dirty for this blog-type-thing.

Anyway, so there shall be some fictional stories, some reviews of stuff I like, some thoughts on good people and why they are good, and other stuff that may remind people there is more to life than all the shit we make it into.  Rather than focus on how bad and wrong things are, maybe I can find and share some examples or ideas on how to do it right.

That is my New Year’s gift to you!

Now what did you get me?  Was it cash?


Author: Josh Wrenn

Cancer survivor, wanna-be artist, musician, author, and all around good guy.

11 thoughts on “Delaying Posts”

  1. I’m feelin’ ya, man! Some times self-preservation takes all you’ve got, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You can’t give from an empty cup and all that jazz.

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  2. Firstly, OMG OMG OMG I’m ridiculously excited to hear you’ll be posting more fictional work soon! I can hardly contain my excitement.

    I may step away to explode in a moment. You’re welcome in advance for my consideration – you wouldn’t want bits o’Ariel Lynn all over your computer.

    Secondly, I think you’re doing what’s best for you & that’s way more important than anything else. Focusing on the heavy stuff is overwhelming. It’s draining. It’s heavy, man!

    Still, I don’t think it’s fair to say that you don’t contribute or don’t influence people as much as others. I’ve seen many comments on some of your heavier posts from people you’ve touched.

    Thirdly, if you remind people to vote in the 2018 elections, I know I’d appreciate it. People, no matter how upset they are with the administration, don’t tend to vote in non-Presidential elections. I think the Resistance will need all the help it can get in that area.

    I hope to still hear (erm, read) your thoughts on stuff! Also, FICTIONAL WORK FTW! 😀

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    1. I got this idea for a story, but it has to be book length. I need to start on it asap because it is sort of topical in a fictional sort of way. I need to come up with regular short story ideas for the times in between writing.

      Today, I have to write about something else though. More of a duty post. 😦

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      1. Hmm. I don’t know if a story needs to be “out there in the world” at the same time as the events on which it touches topically, but if that gives you the kick in the pants you need to get to work, I’m all for it!

        Yessssss. You must write in between stories. 😀 You’ve started many lovely stories that were begging for continuance. 😉

        Oh no! There’s no such thing as a “duty” post. You don’t have to post anything if you don’t wanna – stand up against the forces seeking to hold you down. D*** THE MAN, SAVE THE EMPIRE!

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  3. Missed you, man. I can’t tell you how much I needed to read THIS post today…this morning, as I’m getting my day underway. Except I just did, didn’t I?

    Live it.
    Breathe it.
    Be the IT in your life and yes, screw those who look to bring you down.

    I needed your words today.
    Thank you, brother for sharing them.

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