Saturday, November 3, 2012

Grieving Over a Vacation Lost

If you keep up with my blog you will know that I was planning a trip to Dallas Texas to watch some awesome girls completing in Halo4 at MLG (Major League Gaming) Dallas. However thanks to Hurricane Sandy my flight was cancelled and no other flights were available. Only 24 hours out from a vacation I had been so excited for and planned for months I found out the whole thing was off. I was crushed.
It felt almost like going through the stages of grief. I was sad, angry, in denial that the whole thing was just simply not going to happen. It was hard and it still feels pretty crappy. These opportunities don't come along very often. All the factors were aligned. I knew tons of people going, I had the vacation time, I had a cheap plane ticket, I had enough people to share the hotel with to make it affordable.
Once again my wonderful friends came through for me to help soften the sad. Giving advice, offering help, coming to visit to help take my mind off of things. You feel so blessed knowing you have such awesome people in your life.
I'll watch the girls game live online, I'll look out the window and wish it was sunny and 80 instead of raining with a chance of snow, and I'll keep moving on. Its all you can do in the face of disappointment. You keep moving, hoping, dreaming, and getting up in the morning. Its all you can do!
I only wish there was a vacation on the horizon I could plan for, I just have to hope for the best and that the stars align once again sometime soon.