End of Summer Spam/Adventure Spam

Sep. 15th, 2017 08:35 am
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Though I'd gladly endure the heat in trade for the lack of destruction from Harvey, I'm enjoying the early end-of-summer weather his presence and passing have brought.

It's not quite fall...some leaves are turning and dropping, but not many and we'll have weeks of Indian Summer to enjoy as well.

It's been and will continue to be a busy season for me. I'm really enjoying this new-found independence and freedom.

As a young adult with two kids and then with a husband and three kids, life was tied up with all that entailed. Working, parenting, spousing... Also, I was pretty timid and didn't venture out into the world much.

With my age and my love of and participation in fandom (I'm completely serious here) has come a sense of adventure and wantingness and willingness to go and do the things that seem like fun and that interest me.

Once upon a time I would have never flown to a strange city to a attend an event filled with tons of people I don't know without it being for education sake or work sake or something. But in April 2016, as you all know, I flew to Atlanta and navigated my way across the city to a hotel to attend my first fan con *all by myself.* That was a huge step for me.

Last week I went on a road trip to a large city and navigated my way through it with only help of my Google map app on my phone. Granted, I studied the route on Google maps on the computer so I had a better idea of where I was trusting my phone to get me. So I attended another con by myself (this one on a much smaller scale) in order to meet the creator of a fandom I love. Well worth the niggle of anxiety I felt on embarking on this little adventure.

Two weeks ago, I went on a ten-hour road trip to see my family by myself. Of course, I've made that trip many time over the course of the years, but never by myself. I mean, that's a long drive to make on your own. But also (and again) navigating my through the larger cities makes me nervous. But I wanted to see my family and so I did it. And I made it there and back and had a lovely time.

So tell me, please, how you are this week--hope you're all happy and well--and maybe some way fandom has changed your life aside from the obvious...

Quirky Spam

Sep. 8th, 2017 02:53 pm
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my photograph

Optional names for this week could be 'Why Is My Internet So Slow Spam' or 'Knitting Inspiration for [personal profile] alorarose Spam :).

I photographed that tree on one of my travels this summer. There are similar knitted art near my home as well. I love them. I like all sorts of street art and creative surprises on everyday places.

How has everyone been this week?


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