I had no creative title for this post as of yet. So I figured this is where to start.
8 month’s I could not have imagined so many different things happening in my life. Mind you the 8 month’s is a fictitious number, I don’t know how long ago this all started.
8 month’s ago, I did not see myself creating a d-blog and joining an interesting online community, but I have.
8 month’s ago, I couldn’t imagine participating in an awesome d-blog week, but I have,
8 month’s ago, my interest and involvement over at Juvenation had sputtered for lack of a better word, but I have.
8 month’s ago, I could never imagine myself going off to Florida to meet a bunch of people I had never met before, in this case Kimmy and C and now so many others, but I have.
8 month’s ago, I did no see myself spitefully gorging myself on a Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter cup Sundae at an online Ice Cream Social, but I have.
(Sorry I was my own photographer)
A list of things I never saw happening has happened. I am happier and a better person because of it. I have met so many great people and I am mourning not seeing them everyday. One month ago, I was at the Magic Kingdom with my sister going to d–coaster day, to run into the famous people.
One month ago I was at FFL11 and saw so much going on that I never imagined possible. I am so glad this all happened.
I have been doing this on my own for so long. Yes there were random people in my life along the way, but primarily it was all just me, myself, and I. I have had some ups and downs. High’s and Low’s. Some near misses due to mismanagement when I was young and stupid. But I survived by the grace of God. I am so glad I did too.
You guys truly mean so much to me, you know who you are. Even you Keri, you don’t even know it. I was afloat in a sea of sugary mess, just hanging there head above the water clinging to my door with frozen fingers. Yet at first there was no Kate Winslet there telling me to not let go. It was just sheer force of will. Yet now, I have so many people on my door all pulling me back on, I know it’s all going to be fine. I know that (crap here it comes) I can do this.
You guys rock and are so totally awesome. I don’t know what direction my life would have gone had I not made that decision 8 month’s ago. One thing I can tell you is that it was not a mistake. It was a great idea. Thank you one and all.
Oh I ate my ice cream, it was good and well I don’t regret it ’cause I swagged and bolused and will wake up again another day. To you Mr. Fowler, suck it.
I've been thinking a lot in the last month about how I knew I was on my own with D for so long without thinking/worrying too much about it (maybe in avoidance of how overwhelming that would be). Now that I have the DOC and have spent time in a big group of people who ALL get it, I am acutely aware of when I'm understood and when I'm not. I so wanted to have my ice cream w/at least one FFL, in person. I miss you!
So glad you had that experience, and you've found the DOC Brian! Great to have you here as a part of it, and look forward to the chance of meeting up for a real live pump bump or clink-session someday. Happy 8 months, or however long it's really been!
i totally get where you're coming from. I've only been involved since january, but i already can't imagine my life without the DOC. how did i do it on my own for so long? miss you!
The DOC is awesome, but it would've been a little less awesome without you in it. 🙂
We love you too Brain!I have never been a part of Juvenation, but after hearing all of you talk about it at FFL I tried to join. Still waiting on my password…Sara