I’m still here. I haven’t fallen through thin ice or been eaten by a moose (don’t know if moose/meese/moosi actually eat people) in fact I haven’t even seen a moose or gone skating. I have just been slowly coming to terms with the fact that I have to start everything all over again and the slowly dawning horror that I left two of my very best friends behind and despite progresses in technology, it just isn’t the same. I can’t just pick up the phone. I can’t just drop in. It’s at least a twenty-hour flight to drop in and even with Skype I have to think about differences in time zone.
But, like everything in life, I take it as an experience I can put into my work. I like silver linings on dark clouds, and almost always that silver lining boils down to ‘well at least this is a good experience’. When the broken bone or the broken heart heals I will be a better person for it. I hope. At least a better writer, and that’s almost the same thing, right?
So here I am, a little sad, a little out of place, sometimes wondering why the hell we decided to do this. And in the midst of all the self-pity and doubt, an epiphany saves me. I came here to further my career, so I had better bloody well get on with it!
To that end I am back blogging and existing on social media and all that jazz because, hell, if a busy person can’t get it done then no one can.
Onwards and upwards! You’ll be hearing from me all too much soon…
Have some phoenix rising to make your day. I love this for waaayy too many reasons to count. I feel like a phoenix slowly coming out of a pile of ash … slowly.
Welcome back to the dark side! 😀
Thanks! 😀 Glad to be back!
You are doing great things and I know that the big move will be incredible for your career, I am so proud of you! And remember I am a facebook message away if you ever need me!! :):)
Way to make me all teary! Thanks, Jess 🙂 <3
I have absolute faith you’ll achieve all that you want to achieve and more. The time zones may suck, and just picking up the phone isn’t quite as easy as it was, but live the dream, baby! Oh,and one more word: WorldCon!
<3 You’re the best, Amanda! WORLDCON!