Today is day 24 of the #30daywritingchallenge. The topic today is something that I miss.
Let me start off by saying that I am having a hard time deciding what to write about today. The thing that I miss most is very emotionally impactful and after yesterday’s posting I am not feeling all that enthusiastic about bringing up another depressing personal subject. You can see that posting here: Sperm Donor
That being said, I have a way around that. I’ll mention both things that I miss most right now.
First, I miss my family. If you’ve been paying attention during this writing challenge, you’ll know that I am very family oriented. I better be, family is all we have and I won the lottery with mine. For the most part. See the Sperm Donor posting.
I’m a PANK – Professional Aunt, No Kids – but I absolutely love children. They’re just not for me. I wrote an article about it, once upon a time: A 39 Year Old Childfree Grandmother Speaks My nieces and nephew (constantly referred to as the niblings) are some of my favorite people in the world. When I’m around them everything is right in my world.
I’ve been away from them for a while now. I’m trying to remember the last time I actually saw them when it wasn’t on FaceTime. I believe it was last November.
Trust me, that’s far too long.
The other thing is me.
I miss me.
I am one of those people with a song always playing in their head. I dance everywhere I go. Aisle at Target? I’m dancing. At a bar while playing pool? I’m dancing. On the treadmill and hauling butt to nowhere? I’m sorta dancing. It looks weird, but I have fun.
I haven’t been able to do any of that in quite a while. Last July maybe?
I have a friend in Michigan that I’ve known since the MySpace days. When we’d go play free pool they had a chalkboard for keeping scores and names on. We always used initials. His was RTWDJ (and to keep privacy, I’ll use a fake name) which stood for Renaldo the Wedding DJ. Mine was BFDG which stood for Barefoot Dancing Girl.
I haven’t been that girl in far too long.
This has been day 24 of the #30daywritingchallenge. Once we reach the 30th day, stay tuned! We’ll be starting a new challenge. One that I came up with.
The other authors should be worried.