I have been MIA for a few weeks now and I feel like I've neglected you. I know you've been up nights waiting for my next post, and I apologize. I'm back now, so get ready for a good night's sleep!
I've been out of control lately. I have been super emotional, super tired, super ready to crawl back in to bed five minutes after getting up. It's been hard. We have required overtime at work every week, and I've been putting in extra time to try to get a hold on my bills. My brain is numb at the end of the day. I suppose that is one reason I've been away so long. Per my Counselor's request, I have also been journaling everyday and that taps me out in the writing department. I am keeping a record of my ups and downs, looking for patterns, triggers, and angst. It is a good practice, even if you're not dealing with depression, it is a helpful way to assess how you are doing and what is important to you.
Despite all this, I have managed to complete adventures, hang out with friends, and check things off my To-Do-List. I attended Roller Derby for the first time, went back to Flying Pie for seconds of Habanero Pizza, am attending our local Highland Games in two weeks, and am planning a late night star-gazing trip to the Bruneau Observatory with friends. September has been one of the most eventful months of the summer. I guess it is good to keep busy. September has not always been a good month in my life. September marks several difficult anniversaries. Throughout the years friends have moved away, jobs have fallen apart, I lost my Grandmother, and years later, my Father; all in September. So I am grateful to be busy. I will gladly accumulate as many pleasant memories to associate with this month as I can.
What I'm really looking forward to is October. October is my favorite time of year. The weather gets cooler. The leaves start changing. The fire season in Idaho finally starts receding. October is a breath of fresh air. It also sets off the beginning of several festive events and holidays, which I love. Another reason to love October is that I'm taking a vacation. I am spending 10 days in Portland, OR, to visit family and friends. I am driving- my first big road trip by myself- and have been entertaining myself by mapping out my route online. I can't wait, and I can't wait to share my trip with all of you!
So, here's to happier memories, and to more blog posts. I will see you soon.