Gwnewch y pethau bychain

A long December, and there’s reason to believe…

…maybe this year will be better than the last.

To be honest, 2012 wasn’t a bad year, as such. It was a slow and frustrating year. It was the year of holding still, the year of planning, the year of being restless and unable to proceed. And now, having run in place for so long, things are about to move very quickly, indeed.

As of today, I am a professional hobo. At least, for a time. I will be aggressively looking for new employment as soon as we get to Seattle, which we will do within the month, but for now, I am an agent without portfolio for the first time since 1996. I have no words to describe how utterly weird that is to me. Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my manager and those of my team who were in the office that day. I’m going to miss working with them (though I have a suspicion they will miss working with me more).

Over the next week, my primary focus will be on packing and shifting things to the storage unit, and planning how to pack what we’re bringing with us. Because of the financial uncertainty brought about by not having our income locked down, we’re choosing to leave most of what we’ll eventually move in a storage unit here in Georgia, to be sent for when we know the money won’t be needed for rent and food and such. After that, it’s crunch time for Gafilk, and I have plenty to do in the leadup for that to keep me busy until we actually have the con and then we’ll hit the road.

One of the things I’d like to try and do in the new year is write more, and in particular write more in this journal. For a variety of reasons, I stopped posting much a few years ago; primarily, it was because what was mostly on my mind at the time wasn’t really for public reading, and then I fell out of the habit. But when I go back and re-read my journal from 1999-2006, I like how so much of what was going in my life was documented there, and I dislike the big empty silent place my journal turns into. Of course, it’s harder due to the fact that fewer and fewer people are participating here, and I’m a comment-driven writer to a certain extent, but since I’m mostly writing for myself, I should be able to get up a regular schedule. Expect to see my prattle on a bit in the common weeks, and possibly live-blog our drive across country.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful turning of the year, and may your 2013 be full of health, magic, and prosperity.


RIP Dayna (1998-2012)


…And never worry about the fall


  1. I’m still reading! I will try to comment more.

  2. It will be good to hear from you again.

    What I do, these days, is post on Dreamwidth, and have it crosspost here, so that my friends here can comment on it. Don’t know if you want to set that up, but I find it work fairly well for me.

    Anyway, Happy New Year, have a great Gafilk, and much luck in Seattle!

    • Actually, everything I post these days is posted at Dreamwidth and crossposted here. I just do it invisibly rather than having that footer. My primary purpose for it is to make sure that my entries are kept if LJ ever disappears into the night. I should see about syncing comments from time to time as well.

      • I’m over at Dreamwidth under the same handle.

        And I do read (and try to comment when I have something to say. I tend not to comment when I don’t really have anything to say or when what I had to say has already been said by others.) (I will also admit that I don’t read every day, but I do usually catch up every couple of days, at least.)

  3. I’ve always looked forward to your journal entries. Now maybe I’ll get to read more of them. 🙂

    Ann O.

  4. There are still people here. And then there’s me.

  5. It was the year of holding still, the year of planning, the year of being restless and unable to proceed.

    You know, that reads like a Babylon 5 intro. I wish you the year of great joy. Do please write more. Especially as you move from “place I can at least hypothetically pretend I’ll get to visit again soon” to “place I’ve never been and have no expectations of going to”, I shall miss you more, and want to hear about you more.

  6. I usually comment in person, but I could comment in writing if you think it would help. 🙂

  7. Happy New Year!!! It looks like I’m going to have to be missing Gafilk 🙁 so I’ll so miss seeing you!!!!!!!!! But I wish you a great trip and transition and a wonderful year to come! 🙂 *hugs*

  8. Love you, and wishing you the best in your plans. And I read, even though even I don’t post a whole lot anymore.

  9. Yes, please do post more. Especially the travel blog.

  10. I’d love to hear from you more. I’ve fallen off posting myself, but maybe I’ll try to get back into it. I post on DW, cross posted here. I’d be happy to have a general shift over there, but it seems that most folks are still here.

    Anyhow, I wish you much luck with the move, and finding new employment. I’ll miss you GaFilk weekend.

  11. Still reading, and wishing you lots of luck with the move and all things transitional. I hope that by next year that everything will be normal and permanent in all the ways you’re hoping.

  12. I find it more necessary than in the past to keep commenting only just to say “I’m here!” =)

  13. It will be nice to see you posting more. I’d like to point out that you can post private entries in addition to public and friends only entries if you want to use your journal to document your life but don’t want to make it all public.

  14. My original comment seems to have failed due to varnish errors.

    I am still here and still reading. I am hoping to post more in the coming year. I hope that by this time next year, we will all be in a place where things are more settled than they are now.

    *many hugs*

  15. I’m still here. Good luck with all the adventures ahead!

  16. Good luck with the move, and see you at GAFilk!

    I should also note that I’ve joined the ranks of the DW cross-posters. Same journal name as here.

  17. Health, magic and prosperity and you as well.

    I’m also hoping to post and comment at least a measurable amount more than in recent years. Particularly since my life has experienced some positive developments over the past few months. One, in particular, I think you met at OVFF. (smiles)

  18. I look forward to your posts. Happy New Year to you & Kitanzi!

  19. I have found that I *need* to journal more for my sanity than anything else. I will be doing it here as well and there will be many friends-only posts most likely.

  20. Hope this year is great for you!

    Oh yeah, I’m still here, though mostly lurkery.


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