I know its been awhile and as far as content goes this blog has been a desolate waste land over the past few months. What can I say for myself except for that fact that I have been rather busy these days. Apparently trying to make my way in the real world has been a bit harder then I had initially thought. Anyhow I thought I would take a minute to bring everyone up to speed and reaffirm that this blog is not dead.
As usual I have been rather busy doing nothing of an importance or significance besides keeping my head above water. I suppose sometimes that is all one must strive for. At the same time there are a few things in the works at the moment and if anyone or a number of them come to fruition I could be styling on a whole new level. Since all of this is at the grass roots level there is not much more elaboration I am at liberty to offer up at this time.
Besides that I had a few personal issues go down in my life as a direct result of some of my past writings on here. I held out and stuck to my originally convictions though ultimately the entire ordeal ended in censorship of my own personal words and even the temporary if not permanent removal of a few of my better posts. This came as quite a blow to my emotions, artistic integrity and pissed me off creatively forcing a short hiatus from writing anything but the surflog, which regrettably has also been altered to my utter dismay. Despite all of this bullshit I have managed to keep the regular diligent record of my daily surf sessions.
This was not the first instance where I have had to go back and make some changes due to something I have written that hurt someone I cared about in my life. All I do is honestly speak my mind about the everyday things that happen in my life. Of course, since it is my life all of the people in it on occasion find there way into my writing and this would not be a problem other then the fact that what I scribe is available to be read by anyone with an internet connection. As a blogger for many years being in the eye of the public has been a fact that I was more then willing to except and still am.
At the same time I also have to respect the feelings of those other people in my life and understand their reasons for not wanting to be a part of SurfingRuinedMyLife.net. Maybe I have finally grown enough as a person over the past few years to finally respect that. Whether I have made the right decision or not is still to be determined. What I can say is that it was the right decision for me. This has always been a surf blog anyhow and I think moving forward I will spend more time writing about surfing instead of just bitching about the melodrama of my some what semi-charmed life I in southern California.
I think less crying and more surfing will suit all of us just fine. I will of course do a bit of complaining as usual, but we can all agree it is my useless rants that help add a bit of comedy from an other wise boring work. Expect some new recipes for I am at times cooking again for fun. As usual there will be new books cause a writer who doesn’t read is like a fish that doesn’t swim. Hopefully I will have a few other cool things up my sleeve as I search for new inspiration. I just don’t mean in writing but maybe in life as well. We all know things here in Santa Barbara have gotten a bit stagnant for me and I feel its time I picked things up.
I have finally managed to surpass my incessant partying with time in the water. After nearly five years of self destructive party and ten years of self destructive surfing I believe I have began to find a balance. I can attribute a lot of this to the many people who have remained constant in my life and even those who exist in it no longer. Bizarro has helped me find a new vigor for both my cooking and surfing through his new found interest in both. On the Surfing front we have been shooting up a storm.
I don’t really know what the future holds and wouldn’t want to know anyway or it would not interesting. I have bit more free time for the next two months and I am hoping to add more content and have a few adventures along the way. Finally I thank all of you for reading and sharing my life with me at SurfingRuinedMyLife.net. Here is looking forward to a fun summer.