I know it’s been a while since my last post, but January is not a good month for me. I suppose January is not a good month for many people. I have heard people often struggle with depression in January. It comes right after Christmas. The days are very short. The weather is crumby. All of those things can affect people in negative ways.
But January is the worst month of the year for me. Not only does it have all the downsides I just mentioned, but it is also the month that most reminds me of Dan. Some are good memories. Some are bad memories. All are now painful memories.
Actually, those memories start flooding in a few days after Christmas. You see, December 28 is the day Dan was found by a Macon police officer asleep in his car in a very busy intersection. His shunt had failed, and the hydrocephalus that ensued caused a chain of events that lead to multiple surgeries, days in ICU, and the discovery that his brain tumor was back. December 28 marks the day the nightmare began.
But the memories don’t stop there.
New Year’s Eve was the one holiday that Dan and I always spent together….just the two of us. After the busyness of the holiday season, it was always so nice to ring in the new year with a quiet evening at home and a bottle of champagne. But now New’s Year Eve is just dark, lonely, and depressing. It may now be the worst day of the entire year.
Then January pours in like an avalanche, bulldozing me with memories of my wedding, my honeymoon, anniversary get-aways, hospital stays, and a brain tumor biopsy.
Yeah….January is no fun.
But after spending the month hunkered down in my house like a doomsday prepper, I am finally doing better and ready to tackle life again.
Thanks, everyone for being patient with me. Hopefully, I can achieve a more regular posting schedule this year……and don’t worry…..I haven’t forgotten my Ark: Survival Evolved series. I know you have been dying to hear more about my virtual house, farm, and dinosaur pets. Well, you are in for a treat because the one bright-side to my January hermitting was logging countless hours on the Ark.
No? You’re not super excited to follow me down the rabbit-hole of video game grinding? Well, don’t worry. I promise my Ark series will not be too long, and I will do my best to make it as entertaining as possible.
See you soon…