It’s another Sunday night in the ATL, a great weekend after nearly a week of almost non-stop rain. I didn’t necessarily do anything, but it was great to have a few non-raining days. I was starting to develop cabin fever.
I didn’t write my Sunday Night Thoughts last week because I was really tired. Besides, I just made my announcement a few days ago, announcing how I was moving my blog over to my new multimedia platform on Patreon.com, called The Mad Writer Project. As with that last post, this is a little bittersweet for me, because I’ve been writing in this blog for a while. This is the final Sunday Night Thoughts for this site. There won’t be any more until Sunday, September 2, 2018, on The Mad Writer Project platform. I’m transferring it to the membership platform (for $1 you can have access to it) because I wanted greater freedom and because with the site, I can do vlogs. That’s something I can’t do on this site right now because the plan I’m using doesn’t allow that (I will be upgrading plans soon).
Also, for now, I can’t figure out a way to fully integrate The Mad Writer Project’s Patreon site with jbburrage.com. So until I can do that, all future The Diary of the Mad Writer posts, which include Sunday Night Thoughts, will be on The Mad Writer Project on Patreon.
All of this is so I can make future moves and consolidate my business. It’s also because I want to continue to have fun doing what I do, something that was becoming harder to do.
So here are my final thoughts. The last week has been one of productivity, reflectivity, and reconnecting. It was the ending of a process and in a way, an era. But it was also the beginning of something new. This year has been one hell of a ride, but it’s now August. The year has gone fast. But there’s still more riding to do before it’s all over, and I do it all over again for 2019.
But that’s life for all of us. Life is one crazy ride. Sometimes it’s fun. Sometimes it’s sickening. You never know which way this roller coaster will go. You just have to stick with the ride.
The last week was also a week of realization, especially in the professional arena. I’ve learned just how polarizing my work can be, which I always accepted that. But I also had to deal with people who wanted to highlight one thing that I said over everything else, just to make an advocacy call that was non-existent. After I gave a response, which the person never replied, that was when I saw that the individual was a so-called mental health advocate. While I’m all for mental health advocacy, the problem I have with a lot of advocates is that they’re always looking for a reason to “advocate”, even when there’s nothing going on. Not everything has to be a fight or a cause. Focus on the main cause, don’t try to be a police, especially when you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
And with that, my Sunday Night Thoughts is complete. This is the closing of one chapter, only to open another. This is not over. I’m just moving in a new direction. Hopefully, I will see you at The Mad Writer Project on Patreon. You’ll find information on how to become a part of it throughout this site.
Thank you for following me on this site. The blog itself isn’t closing down. I’m just going to use it for a different purpose until I can figure out how to mesh the two sites together.
So with that, I’ll see you on September 2. Have a great week and a productive month. Can’t wait to see you again.