May 29, 2012

Life Happens

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under observations on life

According to FB status updates, life has been happening to other people as well.  All I can say is that sometimes things are best addressed in the offline realm.   And most of the time, fixing someone else’s problem results in you fixing some of your own.

I ran away from home this past weekend.  It started with a life changing update from a friend.  Then an email to a friend, a reminder of a scotch date, then a response.  Then me getting in my car and driving to DFW.  [For some reason, my fear of driving doesn’t really apply to long car rides. I find a 3 hour drive therapeutic.   Driving around the metroplex is a different story.  The getting there, therapy.  Cruise control and an endless soundtrack from my iPod. ]

What does one do when they run away from home?  Sleeping in, reading books, watching YouTube,  catching up with friends,  going to museums,  eating at restaurants.  Most importantly, little to no work.  When you are self-employed it’s hard to unplug completely but I did my best to stay away from that part of the internet.

Life happens,  people grow up, they grow apart, lather, rinse, repeat…  and you find a way to deal with it.  You remind yourself that it takes a village, you can’t eat the whole elephant, building blanket forts in the bell jar is not a good idea.  But sometimes, none of this is real until you sit face to face with someone and hear yourself actually say these things.




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