Okay, so as promised, more of my work for other outlets.
Mentally, the break from writing has been good for me. I needed to not only relax my writing chops, but also my brain; I needed to think about life, what I need, what I want. All this work for the past month had me in a tailspin of sorts; had me thinking crazy things like, I need a girlfriend.
I actually was thinking that’s what I needed. A girlfriend. Can you believe that? Then I thought I was too busy to be in a relationship, which sucked because for years a girlfriend for me was never an issue. If I wanted one, I got one, and I don’t mean to make it sound like I would just pick one off a lot. I’m just saying, finding a woman to be in a relationship with has never really been an issue, until it was when the work started piling up.
But eventually, by yesterday when I was thinking about what I was going to write about for the first time in like five days, I finally came to a breakthrough of sorts. I realize exactly what I need in my life from the opposite sex and I’m happy to say, it’s not sex (although that is great), it’s really just friendship.
Just wanted to drop this off real quick, then going back to my break. Expect to see a lot more of my other writing posted on the blog, as I sort of fell off.
Enjoy this piece I did with Esperanza Spalding. She is arguably jazz’s biggest star right now, which means she’s still very underrated. Click on the title to be taken to it.
Everyone in the comments section has been telling me to take a break because all I’ve been doing is writing about how busy I am. To show I do read the comments and I do take some of what they say to heart, I will follow the advice given by most and take a break until Tuesday, September 7. Originally I wanted to start today off like every other day, but when I noticed I was at my 300th post, and thought about the awards I won (again thank you all for that), I figured I can take a break, right?
It was just announced today, Until I Get Married won the popular vote in the category of Best Sex and Relationships Blog, Best Personal Blog (an honor shared with my friend and career girlfriend, Demetria Lucas for ABelleinBrooklyn.com), and what is probably the most flattering honor, Best Writing in a Blog.
All three wins were through popular vote, meaning I literally could not have done it without you all. They should have a category for Best Readers of A Blog so I can find a way to pay you all back. You all are the best, and so my first thank you, goes to everyone of you.