When I originally found out about the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge I had a plan. Oh, it was a clever plan. And the plan was that I could blog ahead. Be halfway done by the time the blogging challenge started and have posts all scheduled and be ahead of the game. And then, as it came closer to the start date, I figured ok.. maybe I can still be a day or two ahead of schedule. But, nay nay, dear Readers. Here I am at 3AM blogging once again. Plan? Nope… Ahead of schedule? Nope…. But, I am still (barely) making it every day.
So, how did I get off track? Well, partly because I have been trying to rearrange my schedule and how I get things done. Partly because of some work items that have come up. Partly because of another dreadful “D” word (Depression).
I moved to my current location about 5.5 years ago. I love it here but I just haven’t made a lot of friends. And, the closest friend I have here (other than Mr.POSSLQ) just moved to Chicago. We said goodbye on Wednesday. And I’m going to confess to having cried pretty much the entire week so far. Partly because the friend was leaving and partly because I am pretty sure if I am going to see her, that means I’m going to have to get on an airplane and I HATE flying. With a passion. And I am not crazy about going anywhere near the Upper Midwest, but… I’ll go if I have to. If it means I get to see my friend and her cats (I got attached to the cats because I did catsitting for her a few times a year) I will deal with air travel. And my problem with air travel is partially fear and partially because the last couple of times I have been on a plane, it has been a really bad experience. I’ve had crappy seatmates (yes, woman on the way back from Boston, I’m thinking of you… and your pointy little elbow…. and your smug, judgmental face. And yes, I still remember your name).
And hey… I just managed to get distract whilst writing this post. That takes talent. Or something. Perhaps “D” should be for “Driven to Drink”!!
Have a stellar weekend, Blogosphere!