Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To anybody who regularly checks this blog, I'm very sorry for my lack of posts the last several months. Although I'm on summer vacation now, I was quite busy with school for a while and I didn't have much to say on this blog anyway. I still care very much for the wellness of animals in this world, and I still wish I could do more to help, but this blog has been pretty dead recently. Besides, I never really felt like it was getting attention. "Somebody will see this, and it will make a difference somewhere in the world," I would be told, but I never saw it that way. I started this blog nearly three and a half years ago (which I can't believe, by the way), and at very first I had this mentality that it would make a difference. Not long afterwards, I began to lose hope, despite the fact that I continued to post. People have always told me I'm too pessimistic and maybe I am, but I personally think I'm just a realist. Because honestly, who looks at this blog and actually learns something? Who actually sees one of my posts and is inspired to get out and do something?

So in all honesty, I guess you could say that I'm somewhat retiring from this blog. Or at least taking a break for a while until I have something important to say. I did take a trip to Alaska a few weeks ago and had the wonderful opportunity to see orcas, belugas, and humpback whales in the wild. I did watch the Blackfish documentary on Netflix a while back. But besides those two things, there's not much else to say.

This doesn't mean I'm going to stop doing all I can to help animals in general, I'm never going to stop doing that, it's simply part of who I am. Is that fortunate or unfortunate? I think both. It's fortunate for obvious reasons, but it's also unfortunate because I always find myself caring too much. Sitting and thinking about all the horrible things that go on in the world, knowing that there really isn't much I can do. It upsets me a lot, and I almost don't think I'll ever be completely happy and content with life due to these things. People call me strange for this, trying to convince me, "but there's beautiful things in the world too," and yeah, I totally get that. I've seen some very beautiful things in my life, but awful factors will always overshadow good factors to me, because that's how my mind works. However, I'm not going to sulk and feel sorry for myself, I am going to get out there and do something. And I know there has always been evil, and there always will be. I don't need to be preached to about that, because I completely understand.

I do apologize to anybody who is reading this lengthy post, it's a bit late at night where I live (or maybe I should say early in the morning...) and I tend to have deep thoughts this time of day. Anyway, this will be my last post for a while, but I promise I haven't disappeared.

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