Song: Smile (2021)
Artist: Wolf Alice
Album: Blue Weekend
After three weeks without blogging (my longest inactive stretch since pre-vid), ya boi is back. Sorry for never giving an official "I'm taking some time" post. It was never really supposed to be this way, but to paraphrase from Smash Mouth's 1999 classic "All-Star," "well, the days start coming, and they don't stop coming," and shit sort of snowballed.
Once school ended for the year on the 25th (of June), I took a week to decompress and do absolutely nothing for a week before I got into the summer grind (ub** and writing). Hopefully, the cliche police don't come to break down my door for the following line, but the last year-plus has been incredibly challenging and draining. My mental health has deteriorated like Charlie Kelly's underwear. I want to be a Barstool Blogger more than anything in the world, but I just needed some time away before using summer break to some work in and make more content.
Like last summer, I've been putting on an absolute clinic on the ub** streets, and that's sort of overtaken my life. Since covid pushed the school year back a little, I took a week, and BAM, it's already 4th of July weekend, which then turned into nine straight days of driving. It's a double-edged sword because I'm making better money than my "real job" and interacting with other human beings that can be nice in small doses, but unlike being a sub, my hours are long and sporadic. I no longer have my "routine" of waiting for the clock to run out, go home, write a couple of blogs, eat 3,500 calories, watch something with my roommates, get 5 hours of sleep, rinse and repeat.
But now I'm back; I'm done living in my head. Was part of the break to see if anybody would actually reach out and be like, "Dozo, I miss your blogs; what's going on?" but sadly, that did not happen. Just more motivation for when I finally make it. I'm not sure how consistent blogs will be this summer with trying to bank as much money on the roads as possible to invest back into DOL (I need to get a real camera and mic to do better videos). I've got so much to say and am glad to be writing again, but time is of the essence here. I need to get my real big news out before I head to the Big Apple tonight.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE ME, WELL, THAT ISN'T FUCKING RELEVANT!