I realize that my most recent post was a bit of a downer. Mind you, I didn’t think of it in those terms but I can certainly understand why a reader might have felt that way. The reason I don’t consider it to be a downer is that I was merely expressing the reality or the facts of my situation. It is one of those ‘it is what it is’ type of things.
However, I am happy to report that this post will strike a more positive tone. The biggest reason for this is because my usual day after Labor Day downer did not really come yesterday. I think one of the reasons why yesterday wasn’t a bad day is because I took the time to write about it the day before. While I cannot say that yesterday was a great day, the fact that it was simply a day as opposed to a bad day is something I can live with. When you brace yourself to deal with some difficulties and they don’t come, I think that can be considered a win.
After writing my entry on Monday, I went back out to the fair for awhile. I hemmed and hawed when my mom called to ask me if I wanted to go before deciding that I may as well. I’m glad I did because I got my funnel cake and a couple of slices of pizza. I got another jug of strawberry lemonade and a strawberry vanilla slushy. But that’s not really why I am glad. The real reason is that nothing went wrong. My feet didn’t hurt and I didn’t almost faint due to lack of hydration. In fact, it was a pretty pleasant evening overall. Which means that I went to the fair for 3 of the 5 days it was open and saw pretty much everything I wanted to see. One of these years I am tempted to just go and camp myself out at the freedom stage and watch the talent competition that takes place every year. I spent more time at the fair this year than I had in quite some time and that is a definite improvement over last year when I didn’t go at all.
This morning was interesting. I recorded a goodbye episode of Talking Audiobooks. It was incredibly hard to say goodbye to this project because I had so much fun doing it. It was also difficult to say goodbye because it is always hard for me to say goodbye. One of my former girlfriends in particular can attest to the fact that it is not easy for me to say goodbye since we would often talk on the phone, decide it was time to say goodbye and then talk for another hour or longer. So actually saying goodbye on this episode of Talking Audiobooks wasn’t easy.
I’ve been thinking about my podcasting future a lot lately. I do have a project in the works that has to do with audiobooks but lately I’ve been thinking that I want to do more. I’d kind of like to do a show where I could talk about whatever is on my mind or whatever is bringing me entertainment. I’ve thought of doing a show where I talk about shows I’ve been binge watching and the things I notice. It would be nice to have a bit of flexibility in subject matter. Even so, I am still going to pursue the project I’m working on concerning audiobooks because as I said on that final episode of Talking Audiobooks, this was the first time I really felt like I was doing something that I actually enjoyed. Every other job I have ever had was one where I got bored or disenchanted with it as it went along but that wasn’t the case here.
That is pretty much going to do it for this post. The fact that I think writing monday’s post helped me to cope with Tuesday may mean that I should try to write more often and get my thoughts out there in the open. Sure, I could write these posts in a journal and keep them to myself but the reason I share them with the public is on the off chance someone else might be able to learn from my experiences or at the very least realize that they aren’t alone in their struggles. If I help even one person cope with their situation just a little bit better then it will be worth the effort of baring my soul to the world. Until next time, be well.