Yes, I know I've been remiss in posting. What can I say? I tend to spend more time living life than writing about it. That and I write all day long--that's my job--so writing at night tends to take a back seat. It shouldn't, though.
Some good news, though. My last check from Robert came today. I've been spending some time in thought recently about what to do for myself to end the separation on a good note. What to do to celebrate my freedom from a rotten personal time. To celebrate the potential I see in myself for the future, even with all the nervous uncertainty in the newspapers today. To celebrate that I am looking forward to the future, I bought myself a fantastic summer vacation: Australia. If you've interacted with me on even a remotely regular basis, you know that I've been talking about this place for...oh, a year or more. There's lots of reasons for this choice...some of which I've shared and some I choose to keep to myself. Needless to say, I'm very excited. And I promise to do my best to not become one of those annoying travellers that updates everyone on every aspect for the sole purpose of making those around them jealous. But, for now, the answers to the basic questions:
1. August. (Yes, it's partially a birthday present to myself)
2. Yes, I can take the time (Yes, I love almost every part of my job, too.)
3. Yes, I'm going by myself.
4. No, I will not die.
5. Yes, I will meet some people there. Locals and fellow travellers alike.
6. It's cold and I will not be getting in water deeper than my ankles (just so I can say I did it), so sharks would have to be pretty desperate to eat me.
7. I'm more afraid of running out of photo cards than I am of any other disaster that might befall me. Brave? Maybe. Stupid? Probably.
8. Yes you can come, if you like. My accommodations will not be ending in "Hilton".
Hope all is well in cyberspace, and I hope also to post more frequently this spring. Hooray for daylight savings time!