A quick update! I made it back from Vegas without any issues. I’ve been busy with work and with life at home since then. Meaning to post and then getting discouraged for some reason or another.
Right now I’m taking a quick break from housework and cooking before I start packing my suitcase once again. Tomorrow I am flying to Austin for meeting. I’d thought Vegas would be my last trip this year but alas.
I do enjoy traveling and getting to see new and different places. Don’t get me wrong. But it’s definitely more fun when you can do it with someone else. I’ve gotten used to flying alone but it is kind of strange, especially when it seems like everyone else is with family or friends and they’re all happy to be going to some fun destination or other.
I’m not particularly good at socializing with random strangers either. I pretty much never start up a conversation with the person next to me on a plane or in an airport waiting area. I’m not mean or rude. I smile and make eye contact and I might say hi to the person I’m sitting next to but that’s about it. God forbid I ever am seated next to someone who actually wants to chat.
Sometimes I wonder what interesting people I might actually get to know if I wasn’t such a mental hermit.
Ah. I’m in a mood today. I would like to write something deeper and more heartfelt. There are a lot of “feels” to write about. I am saddened by the terrorist activities in Paris, and in every part of the world where these things happen. I’m sad because my cousin’s wife just died from complications from a brain tumor that she’s been battling for two years. I’m frustrated that I don’t feel like I am moving towards any of my life goals. If anything I am slipping off course.
I downloaded two Brené Brown audiobooks to listen to on my flight tomorrow. That should straighten me out!
2 thoughts on “Leaving on a Jet Plane (Again)”
You are a bright star! We have days like that my friend, struggling to write our emotion into words so others can identify or empathize, but sometimes it’s just for us. Sometimes it is that way to reflect and see where we center ourselves in respect to the world outside us. And it is outside us. That is okay though, for in these times of darkness, we step forward and become the light, the symbol of struggle and hope, the reasoning for always pushing forward. Never give up, never surrender!
Thanks Patrick! That is kind of you to say.