So if you follow this blog I wanna say thanks and provide and explanation for not posting for several months. There's a big long story as to why but the short answer is I've been battling ongoing depression and PTSD related anxiety as the result of sexual assault, physical and psychlogical abuse. I've had to put some things be the wayside just to cope this blog being one of them. I've withdrawn and become reclusive. As much as I've tried to put up a brave front, I'm crumbling inside. The temptation has been to resort to the usual forms of comfort and for me that's binge eating and drinking.
I wish I could share in greater detail what specifically has been going on, but it violates the privacy of my family. I will say that chronic illness, addiction, cancer, sexual assault, criminal and civil legal problems are some of the things I've been dealing with.
I've been neglecting Borg Queen as a result. I had some really big plans for the release of my music video Hedonist, but unfortunately just didn't have the energy to pull it off. I've been trying really hard not to be too hard on myself and just accept that this is where things are at right now. It's hard though in a virtual world of image crafting not to feel like your life is somehow falling short. I'm addicted to productivity and accomplishment and since June I haven't been able to do much of anything artistically speaking because I've had to turn my attention to self care.
I hope that if you take anything from this post, it's that self care isn't selfish. Just because you have a job or 3, significant other, kids etc. doesn't mean you prioritize them before yourself. In fact, your well being is the priority otherwise over time every area of your life will begin to suffer including the relationships with the people you love the most. The analogy my therapist gave me is that when you're travelling with a child on an airplane and the cabin depressurizes, you must put on your own oxygen mask before you put one on the child. You must help yourself first before you can help others.
I'm not sure what the future will bring. Probably some decent artistic material though in light of the struggles I've been facing as of late. I'm not sure whe I'll start pumping out more content again, but in the mean time enjoy the creative fruit of some past traumas. Here's Hedonist. It's my victim impact statement for domestic violence and rape.