Basements are pretty neat creations. They are dark and cool. A lot of them have huge TV’s or super cool workout facilities. Some people put customized bars or maybe a movie theater or a bowling alley. Even the unfinished variety are cool places to store stuff and keep things out of sight. The basement is generally one of the best places in a home.
A radio host that I listen to always refers to going in the basement when he is on vacation. I adopted this term to describe when I want to go away on a vacation from life. But unlike the physical hole in the ground below your home or his metaphorical place to reset from work, my basement is not really a good place.
I went missing and into the basement for about a month when I discovered that I would be losing my job. I have had a tough time the last few years with jobs…some related to the economy, some related to me making bad choices, and some related to just plain stupidity. I unplugged from writing and I shut down from friends. The entire time I am down there I am telling myself that I need to get out before it goes completely dark.
As fate would have it I was able to find a new job and new direction and another new start. It has been a month of learning the new job as best I can and trying to find a new routine for eating, exercise, and even writing. The same thing that got me writing before is doing it again, as I prepare to take on another 10 day juicing adventure. Hopefully this time I can get some of you guys to go along with my craziness.
I missed this keyboard and I missed these words and I also missed the fast. It was so good for my body but it was also amazing for my mind. I believe it is a good time to give it a rip again and see how round two goes for me.
Basements are only really cool when they are a part of your house and not necessarily when you stay down there full-time. I’m back and the light feels good.