Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Brick Ain't Dead

Hi, folks! Several months ago, I decided to take a quick break not just from the blog, but also from Lego. What was supposed to be a short hiatus somehow turned into an indefinite sabbatical. 

The last half of 2018 was pretty hectic for me. I landed a new job and the learning curve's a bit steep but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. The good thing is, I'm learning new stuff everyday which is pretty neat. However, it does take a toll on you physically and mentally especially when you're not in your comfort zone. I think it's pretty normal to go through this phase of adjusting to a new environment. I'm lucky the office promotes work-like balance which makes the whole scenario easier to deal with. 

The fambam has also been the center of my attention recently which I don't mind. Since I get off work earlier compared to my previous jobs, I get to spend more time with them on weekdays. The boys are growing up pretty darn fast and I'm just glad that I get to see them do so. Most importantly, the Waifu and I get to nurture our relationship even more since we get to do some of the things we weren't able to when we started our family. We were pretty young when we had our eldest which is why we're catching up on these things now that the boys are bigger.

Though family and work may take up most of my time, I don't think they're the reasons why I distanced myself from the blog and the brick. I think the passion I once had for Lego just gradually died a natural death. It's like I woke up one day and realized I'm not into it anymore. Looking back, I think the blog's failed attempt to be a Recognized Lego Fan Media may have contributed to the cause of death. And then, there are other things I wish to keep to myself.

When I'm idle, I try to figure out what may have caused this feeling of disconnection. Is it burnout? Boredom? Laziness? I really don't know. What I do know is, it's keeping me from one of the things I'm passionate about. It started to feel like a chore and I realized I just had to take a step back. 

That I did. Now, I feel like I'm ready to write and build stuff again. I know getting back on track's going to be a tricky, uphill battle but I figured I have to do it. Otherwise, I'll be stuck in this limbo. I started Nothing But Brick three years ago because I wanted to share my love for the brick. I guess I just have to keep on reminding myself that. 

It made me feel good writing this entry since it got a few things off my chest. I'll be doing short, sporadic posts for the meantime until I get my groove back. Anyway, thanks for reading this lengthy post, folks! Till next entry!

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