Yesterday I started having problems with AT&T/Yahoo mail, and this morning I discovered that my email account had been hacked. So I ditched that account, am using Gmail for email now, and spent the morning changing my email everywhere I do anything online...as well as my password on all accounts.
It seems like very little, if anything, is safe anymore.
I did no painting this past week. In fact, I decided early in the week to put away my painting stuff for now...or maybe forever. As with most other media I get into, I got to the place where I felt good about my skills, and my being capable of doing whatever I set out to do. But I have no ideas of what I want to do...and I'm tired of copying others' work just for the practice. So until such time as I generate some ideas of my own for what to paint, I'm not going to do it.
There's also this: the best challenge for me is no challenge. I "challenge myself" to not challenge myself. I don't need or want anything hanging over my head as a "have to" when there's absolutely no reason why I need to be doing that.
So no more challenges. It's challenging enough just to get through these days, with their horrors du jour, in one piece. And manage a life of constantly increasing costs-of-living with zero increases in an already abysmally-low fixed income. And that's been weighing on me heavily lately.
And being fall, I'm really feeling myself drawing inward. I likely won't stop blogging as I have previously when I went reclusive. But there's not much I feel like putting any energy into now, except collage and reading.
Speaking of the latter, I've read two fantastic novels in the last month that I highly recommend:
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne.
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins.
Enjoy autumn. xx