If we were having coffee, I’d tell that this is my first coffee share on this blog. I have three blogs and two are currently inactive (20/20 Hines Sight and Inkslinger) and not because I don’t have any material. These past 12 months have been a roller coaster for me and they have taken a toll on me mentally, emotionally, and physically.
If we were having coffee, I would give the abbreviated version of the last 12 months. If you follow me over at 20/20 Hines Sight you may (or may not) remember that this time last year I fell down and went boom walking to work. And that my friends was the beginning of the downward spiral. So, here we go. Take a deep breath and buckle up.
August – Fell on my daily walk to work. Three months in I went for an MRI because my doctor finally gave in to my nagging him or as he would like to say, “I think you may have torn ligaments and/or tendons.” Yepper dude, I’ve been saying that for how long now? Hmmm
So, guess what my MRI showed. No, go ahead guess. If you guessed torn ligaments, slap yourself a high five. If you guessed torn tendons, slap yourself a high five. If you guessed both, You’re a freakin’ rock star.
November – My mom was supposed to come out Denver for Thanksgiving, but instead got hit head on by a cement truck. See below
And, the upside I started dating someone
January – I was laid off. No need to be sorry. It wasn’t my dream job and I was looking to move on anyway. I just hadn’t come up with a plan. The good thing is I got three months of severance
April – My mom had a heart attack
June – My grandma had a stroke
July – My grandma passed and two days later my boyfriend broke up with me citing, “We’re in a rut.” What a fucking dick.
Fast forward to the future
September – If I haven’t found a job by this time, I’ll be moving back to Maryland. It’s not what I want to do, but financially it’s the best thing. I’ll be moving in with my parents to save what savings I have left.
Whew. I know that was a lot. Let’s take a moment. And quite frankly, I think that’s enough.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that because of all of the above I decided to focus on this blog. Reading. Escaping my everyday shinanigans and trying to make some sense out of all that has happened and is happening. I also decided to take up the flute again. These are just two things that make me happy.
If we were having coffee, I’d say thank you for your ear and your shoulder.
If we were having coffee, I invite you to vote on the books I read in August.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I want to know what you’ve been up to. It’s been so long since we’ve had coffee. What plans do you have for the rest of the summer? Going anywhere? Reading anything?
Choose up to three books
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