Welcome to March, my favorite month. Ever since deactivating my Facebook account last week, things have been very quiet. The catalyst for doing so stemmed from a private misunderstanding however, the timing was such that it coincided with Lent so I decided also to make it that which I would abstain from for the duration. I had been contemplating deactivation for some time now as I have been spending entirely way too much time with Facebook and almost instantly, have found myself productive again. Inability to conveniently see what is going in other people's lives and especially those who are known for producing is difficult but the lack of notice by nearly 100% of my contacts since disappearing has been sobering. Maybe I will be back, maybe I won't but in the meantime I am just glad to be knocking out various small projects and feeling a slight sense of accomplishment.
Hard to believe we are almost halfway through the month yet there really hasn't been much to write about. I had hoped for a few photographic opportunities by now which hasn't quite panned out. Yesterday was of course the anniversary of the Six State Supercell and one of the biggest events I have ever witnessed. March 12, 2011 on the other hand is a far cry from how that day unfolded. Since yesterday's weather was mild, I took the chance to get out for a walk. As much as I have been looking forward to a day like this one, I wasn't quite feeling it. Thoughts about bills, repairs, money, etc. and trying to sort it all out has clouded my recent train of thought. As result, I wasn't much into photography and it shows.
As I think about my problems, I also think about and try empathize with what others are struggling with. This underlying train of thought is the reasoning to why I publish as I do so as to hopefully be a positive distraction for others who might be in the same boat. In spite of this and due to events that have eroded my spirit over the past several years, I'm definitely not the happy go lucky guy who started this pawleewurx nonsense a little over 10 years ago. Though I do plan to continue taking pictures or making things, I have a feeling this will be the year for prioritizing and not spending so much time doing life the way I have been. Who knows, but for now, the reset button is being pushed and it is kind of nice.