What a rocky few weeks I’ve had since I last posted. The blog disappeared from the internet and I lost a few posts but they’re all back where they belong now, thankfully. I had a few days of just lying in bed not knowing what to do with myself at some points due to all sorts of odd reasons, and this allowed for some awfully dark thoughts to enter my cranium. I can now finally say that I’m recovered just as my blog has been refreshed. I do promise to be more regular from here on with regards to the maintenance of THE BOHEMIAN POET! Just remember life does get in the way. I would also like to say a big thank you to one of my very special friends who has helped me in getting my blog back online. I’m extremely grateful.
So let’s get talking about this new thing everyone seems to be raving about… 2018. A New Year is always quite exciting. It’s a small significant life event that stands for new starts and opportunities, music and international headlines. It’s the bustling aroma of construction and destruction, that may form part of a history book but also part of our identities.
I for one do not believe in this, “New Year, New Me” bullshit. It’s a corrupted idea that we’ve become so familiar with. Resolutions are also nauseating. Over glamourizing a new year is poison. That is just a pothole of depression asking to be formed. A new year is quite simply a continuation of the calendar. Although I do agree it is important to reflect on the last year, to celebrate and be grateful for all the blessings, opportunities and hard ass lessons you had to learn. Eish, those were painful but necessary. In the same breath, don’t mock and hate on 2017. She was good to you. You are still here, reading, on the edge of a new year. You have so much to be grateful for.
And Remember… You’re going to get tired next year, you’re going to get upset and feel like you aren’t achieving or moving forward, you’re going to fight with people, but you have the power to decide how you’ll react to your bank balance being R2.93. 2018 will throw possibly anything at you, but be ready to tackle it. As long as you have the mindset that encourages positivity, you’ll be just fine.
I, as the owner of The Bohemian Poet, would just like to say a big thank you to all my loyal friends and family who sacrificed their data to come read my shitty poems. It really means a lot, and when I log on to my site diagnostics, I see you there and all the links you’ve followed to get here. That really warms my heart.
The Bohemian Poet promises to be more consistent with content for 2018, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us as a community.
So here’s to good music, inspiring books, brilliant photography, and insightful poems for the next year…
Yours in Madness.
The Bohemian Poet
P.S: I’ve made a video just to say thanks for the last year.