I know that my blogs have been less and less frequent, but I have been more and more busy. I would like to start getting back into the habit of doing them, there are just things I need to get in order first.
This past week has been a whirlwind of activity. Most of it centered around an ongoing crisis, the details of which I will not discuss right now because I still do not have them myself. It has occupied most of my time and thoughts, as well as Derrick’s for the past week or so. I hope everything will work out.
However, there were also job applications which are still being put in. There is one job in particular at the DMV that I really really want, and hope that I get. I am trying not to want this job so badly, mostly so I will not disappointed if I do not get it. I do have a backup plan as usual.
So it seemed that a change scenery and mindset were in order, and that is exactly what occurred. This weekend was Dover Days, a once year festival I have never gotten to enjoy because I was always working at it. This year I did not have to work the festival, so Derrick and I went.
It did provide a much-needed distraction from all current worries and woes, but it was also a fantastic time. Now I know why so many turn out to this event, because it is fun, and the bulk of it is free. We started seeing the events on Friday, and did not stop until late Saturday afternoon. Even then we only stopped because we were so tired, but it was a good kind of tired, the kind where too much fun was had, instead of the kind where too much worrying goes on. Also I had/have a terrible sunburn.
I brought the camera, but there was way too much going on to take photos. I also feel as though some of life’s events are require experiencing rather than documenting. We ran into a lot of old friends, which was nice. One in particular will be attending the same school as I will in the fall and made me feel much better when she told me about their education program. It is such a relief to get an apolitical opinion about a school, and to know that I will have friends when I get there. I am still in the application process which takes time, but this is time well spent, also I am less starry-eyed and more pragmatic. A sentence which I never thought I would write, since I am rarely starry-eyed, and incredibly pragmatic.
However, I am deviating from the point, which is sometimes it is just so nice to just go out and have fun. Not because I want to ignore whatever is going on in my life, but because I lack the need to have it consume every minute of my life. It was nice to let my hair down, and have fun, to relieve some of the accumulated stress. It is a behavior I encourage, and will be participating in more often… Hopefully.