It’s with a heavy heart that I bring this news.

If you’ve been following Voyage of the Mind for a time, you’ve probably noticed that I seem a little off lately. Mostly, that posts aren’t coming very frequently. 

There are a few reasons for this. But at the root of it, I have to say that I’ve been suffering over the past few months, and that suffering has finally built into something that has a negative impact on my ability to maintain Voyage of the Mind at this time. The current environment, political and otherwise, hasn’t treated me well. It hasn’t treated any of us well. At the beginning of the pandemic crisis, I pretended (perhaps even convinced myself) that none of it affected me. But it has affected me, in many, many ways. I do want to discuss my thoughts on the crisis and my situation with you more in detail, but for now I need to leave them cryptic. Sometimes, we need distance from issues to see clearly.

It’s worth mentioning that I have suffered from mental health issues in the past and continue my struggle with my mental health to this day. Don’t worry about me, though — I’ll pull through. I’ve been through worse. This time happens to pose unique challenges that I’ll tackle, like I tackle all other things. 

And the voyage will continue. It will be continuing, even during my time off, as I work on my writing and work on furthering myself as a person. I have so much more to bring to you and to the world, and I’m looking forward to doing so in the near future. Until then, I hope you’ll hang tight, hold on fast to your Voyage of the Mind favorites, and keep yourself informed, safe, and strong in any way possible. This is a difficult time for everyone, not just me. I recognize and respect this. Let’s figure out how to live in our constantly changing world and take bold strides into the future, together. 

Signing off for now,

Laura

 

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