In the time since my last post, all of my remaining bettas have passed away due to various illnesses. This was mostly my fault. I can often be a procrastinator, and I tend to have a very difficult time in motivating myself to do things which I don't want to. I was going through a difficult time in my life and I will admit that I had nearly no motivation to do anything that required work. I procrastinated far too long between my fish's water changes, and one by one they became sick. I wasn't motivated to try and cure them, and eventually each and every one died. This is one of the main reasons that I haven't posted here. Why should someone lecture others about something when they aren't even following those practices themselves? It seemed rather unfair.
Over the months after my fish perished, I had a little bit of freedom from the labors of fish keeping. But there was a lingering guilt that stayed with me for a long time after, and I swore to myself that I would never keep fish again. At least, not for a very, very long time. Several months later, I finally let go of my guilt and came to accept the fact that the past was the past and that I couldn't change it. I was content for a while with my cats and my chickens, but a few weeks ago something changed.
I started to miss fishkeeping. I missed creating a little underwater utopia and living with such beautiful creatures. I also missed blogging about them. A lot. I love writing tutorials, and there's something about the fishkeeping kind that is just so fun. So I've been turning it over in my mind over the past few weeks, and I've decided to try my hand at the hobby one more time. But I want to do it right. I've been working a lot with my procrastination habits lately, and I think I'm ready for a new fish. Well, almost. I want to do it properly this time. That means even more research, a bigger tank, better equipment, and patience. I never had the patience to do things like try and let a filter cycle properly, and my fish took the toll.
So this time, I'm going to let you follow me on my journey. I'll take pictures and post updates and new how-to's as I go along (speaking of how-to's, I've taken down all of my old ones. They were outdated and a bit lacking. Don't worry, you'll have new ones soon).
I am so very excited to start this new journey, and I'm even more excited to share it with you.
So for now, goodbye! :)
|I feel like I should add a photo, so here's an old one of Legato checking out his thermometer.|