Weekly Blog November 22nd, 2020: Thanksgiving Break 2020

Hello Internet!

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy. Here in the US, the pandemic is still very much ongoing and I fear that people are going to ignore that and meet up with their families for Thanksgiving in unsafe ways. This is my plea for you. Don’t go see your families for Thanksgiving if it means you’ll be in a big group of people. It’s not safe. Plus you don’t want your holiday gathered to be identified as a super spreader event that killed people. Just stay home and have a Zoom Thanksgiving and then have a double awesome Thanksgiving next year when we are all vaccinated. I know my extended family is doing a Zoom Thanksgiving and I’m sure it’s going to be great. Speaking of Thanksgiving, it’s coming up and I’ll be taking a break from publishing anything. But before we get to that, let me first talk about all the things I published this past week. 

Last Sunday, I published a Weekly Blog talking about November Slump and how I’ve noticed a pattern over the past few years of writing, that I really fall off hard in November. Like October is great and then my creativity dries up faster than an ill-prepared turkey in the oven. I think this year was a little better in terms of me actually publishing things but still. Honestly I was feeling down while writing that Weekly Blog and then all you wonderful people went crazy. The day I published that Weekly Blog, I had one of my biggest days in terms of viewership and likes and I was completely blown away. So thank you, you wonderful people for really making my day, week, and month with all that love. Then on Wednesday, I published a Poem titled “Stillness.” I had this idea of being still and stillness floating around in my mind. Then this other thought of still enough and these two ideas got smushed together to form that Poem. It’s a pretty simple and short Poem but it reminds us that both of us are enough and just being here is enough. Some days that’s all you can do and there’s nothing wrong with that. Finally, on Friday, I published the latest chapter of my Dungeons and Dragons inspired series, “Finding The Prince Part 2.” I’m being serious when I say that you should not sleep on this series. It’s my longest ongoing series and even though it doesn’t blow up every time I put out a new chapter, I put a ton of effort into it. It’s my favorite thing to write and I was so excited when I finished this latest chapter, that I went ahead and wrote the next one the exact same day. Plus this chapter wrapped up the mini-arc for our wonderful adventurers and I’m very very excited to see where the story goes next. I got some good plans so spend some time over your holidays to read through them if you love fantasy and/or Dungeons and Dragons and/or character-driven narrative. 

Enough of talking about the past. Let’s talk about the future. For all of you living in America, you probably know that Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Because of that I will be taking a week and a bit off for the holiday. I know that this year is weird and it still kind of feels like March for the 8th time in the row, but I think it’s important to celebrate the season. In a year full of so, so much bad, we got to take the little victories and run with them. Also in a year full of so much bad, it makes you realize how much you take for granted and what’s important. Like who would have thought that just going to a restaurant to sit down and eat or going to the movie theater wasn’t going to be a thing for basically this entire year. I know this is random, but I just thought of it. I actually went to go see The Sonic Movie in February, not knowing that a worldwide pandemic was going to happen. Huh. Strange. Anyway, I know a lot of bad has affected a lot of people this year, but hopefully you can take a moment to think about what you are thankful for. I know I’m so grateful for my friends and family that I’ve leaned up through this terrible year and I can’t wait until I can hug people without feeling like I’m spreading the plague. 

Anyway, I’m going to be taking this week off for Thanksgiving and I will be back on Wednesday, December 2nd with a new, festive Poem. It’s crazy that we are almost to December and almost through 2020. Soon we’ll reach 2021 and the craziness of 2020 will come to an end. My three leading theories on 2021 is that 1) It’s just going to be 2020 again and we’ll be stuck in an never-ending time loop, 2) 2021 is just going to be 2020 Part 2: Electric Boogaloo and will try to one-up 2020 in it’s craziness, or 3) 2021 is going to feel extra bad about 2020 and will make up for it by being extra nice. I’m really hoping for option 3. Still we have to get through Thanksgiving, the end of November, and then December. We’re almost there. Just hold out hope. I still have some good stuff planned for the rest of the year so I hope you stick around and enjoy it.

Thank you all for reading that Weekly Blog. I really appreciate all the love and support that my readers have been sending me, especially this past week. If you liked this Weekly Blog and want to let me know, you can always Like this Weekly Blog. You can also comment down below talking about your Thanksgiving plans or leave something you are thankful for. That would be super nice and sweet to see. Also you can join these wonderful people by Following me here on WordPress. I’m slowly carving out a corner of the internet where I’m growing a creative and positive space. I’d love it if you were a part of that. I really do appreciate all my readers new and old and I’m constantly blown away by all their kindness.

Thank you again for the love and support. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I’ll see you on December 3rd (not including the special Weekly Blog I’ll publish on Thanksgiving..ok…that’s all…bye)

-Allen_The_Writer


Header Photo Credit to Good Housekeeping
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/thanksgiving-ideas/g29194874/how-to-make-hand-turkey/

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