Hello, all is alive and well here on the island.

Well, the internet is crawling, but I'm not trying to mind it. What's important is we're writing for pleasure again. It's a slow process, but we're getting there. Slowly but surely. I also have (looks at drafts folder) 29 drafts waiting to see the light of day, but who's in a hurry? Nope, not me.

How do you like the new look on the blog? 

Looks pretty, doesn't it? I thought a little rearranging was in order.

People do that to "spice things up" in real life, don't they? They rearrange furniture, they get a new haircut, they sever unhealthy relationships and well, yes, they purchase themes at Etsy for very cheap. My quest for "spicing things up" is on track.

So this quarter has been pretty great so far:

  • I interviewed Chai Fonacier for Zerothreetwo
  • Went on a mini vacation to Bantayan (involves a horror story involving toilets. Watch out for it)
  • Worked in the most awesome co-working space in the city

  • Spent many a day working in a coffee shop with questionable drink flavors
  • Did a #ReadOutLoudChallenge which was wonderfully received
  •  Scored a lot of books on sale
  • I got a new writing gig
  • I declared hiatus on this blog because I just couldn't deal with social media ruling every second of my life.

Social media will be the death of this blog, and that's not me being just dramatic.

See, when KFTI started, I did it for fun. What I found interesting, where I went, what I cared about. However, lately it's all about making content that people would love, and somewhere along that path, I lost my way. I forgot why I started this blog in the first place. Everything became a blur.

I kind of wrote about that journey here.

But here's the great thing: a lot of people actually sent me heartfelt messages saying how I shouldn't give up on blogging just yet, and how they love reading about the stuff I publish here.

Somehow it gave me hope that hey, maybe there are people out there who actually appreciate the stuff I put out, regardless if said content was tailored to please their palates. What do you know, there are people out there in the big wide internet who actually love the stuff I write.

You guys, I have a following.

How weird and awesome at the same time.

And I'm not just talking about people who like my page (they're scarce) or bots who "like" my posts on IG. There are real people out there who read this stuff. And it gives me joy. And if you're one of those people, I sincerely thank you. :)

The journey back to writing for fun is a long one, but I'll take it one day at a time.

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day today.


K x

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