Here's the quick list of what's kept me away from LJ for so long.
1) I've given up writing. It was a hard choice and I miss it every day, but I put a lot of effort into my writing and I tend to get involved in such small fandoms that there was rarely any payoff (it felt like.) And when I DID get reviews, it seemed to consist of people telling me how horrible my writing was. So, I decided to do everyone a favour and stop.
2) I make a buttload of fanmixes to make up for it.
3) There is a good chance that I will be promoted to my boss' position when she retires at the end of August. It's not definite of course, but I've received nothing but encouragement toward applying for it, both from her and the Central Branch. It's auspicious if nothing else.
4) I leave for Ireland in three days! And I get to stay for 2 FULL WEEKS. It'll be heaven. And not only is it exciting cos I've paid for the whole trip BY MYSELF (I now feel like an adult), but I get to hang out with marymc IN PERSON. After YEARS of being pen pals and stalking each other via numerous social media outlets, lol. Here's hoping she doesn't hate my guts after being stuck with my insanity for two weeks. ;)
I just have to make it through two plane trips first, which is always nerve wracking for me. I'm not an easy going flyer. I always assume that I'm either going to be abducted by terrorists (the fact that I'm flying with United out of Dulles doesn't help there) or that I'm going to be on one of those rare, unlucky planes that crashes. I plan to take a sleepy pill just before take off, that way if something DOES happen, I won't be conscious anyway. And when I get to either Heaven or Hell (probably Hell), it'll just feel like one really long dream I can't wake up from. So, pray for me, send me good thoughts/karma, whatever you believe in. Cos I'm going to be a tense bundle of nerves until I land safely in Dublin.
I will either write small entries detailing my crazy adventures (as I did when I was in Germany a few years ago), or I will write one MASSIVE entry when I return. Stay safe, friends! And, to all my American buddies, have a safe and fun Independence Day!