Look Who’s Back, or an Update

I’ve been away from blogging for way too long.  Even my most actively maintained site, ancientabandon.com hasn’t seen a post or update since April 24, but now I’m back!

“But why?” you may be asking.  Well, dear friends, I’ve been taking time away from social media and blogging to get my head back on straight.  You see, I burned myself out.  In March 2015 I went back to school to finish up my bachelors degree (which I completed in December 2017), and at the same time I began studying for and receiving my first two IT professional certificates.  In mid 2017 I took an overnight job – my first full-time job in three years before starting a new career in February of this year.  It was a good job, but to be honest working isolated in the dark for over a year isn’t necessarily the best thing for one’s mental health.  Throw the 2016 election and it’s cultural fallout into all of that (while studying and discussing politics everyday for school and with friends/family) and you have a recipe for burnout.

There’s a lot more to it than what I’ve already written, but I don’t want to bore you too much with the minutia of my life over the last couple of years.  Let’s just say, by the end of it all I felt like I had changed.  I didn’t like who I was becoming – angry, bitter, jaded, and contemptuous.  I was just tired of everyone and everything except for my family.  So with that said, I took my leave of social media.  Also during this time I found writing to be more and more difficult.  My creativity seemed shot, and my thoughts shallow.  Not to mention that keeping up with Ancient Abandon – a site dedicated to teaching about Jesus and loving others – in that mental state seemed a tad hypocritical.

Now, months later, I am back.  I’m not the same person I was before my burnout, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.  Through it all Jesus walked with me and patiently waited for me to turn fully to him – to come to the end of myself.  I don’t know exactly where he’s taking me next, but I’m excited to find out.  I’ll be posting again later this week with the direction I’m heading with this blog (and my others).  I hope you’ll come along for the ride.  Catch you next time.


P.S. The deer in the featured photo spot had nothing to do with this post.  I just liked it.  Support the photographer at the link below.

Photo by Chris Greenhow on Unsplash


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