I swore I would never go back. I'm sure I could find that in writing somewhere. I would never go back to Philadelphia. It is dirty and cold, and unfriendly. And honestly, just when I am there is it always about Murphy's Law. What can go wrong, will go wrong.
And just for one time in my life, it didn't. It actually was, dare I say it, enjoyable.
Last May was the last time I was in Philadelphia. It was awful, easy put. It downpoured. I was flat out exhausted. I failed my exam that I studied six months and five hundred hours for, and my sweet little Guinness passed away. All in twenty four freaking hours. I think I cried for a solid two months after that one day. Philadelphia took everything I had out of me. I felt like I would not recover.
And then four weeks ago I bought a flight back to Philadelphia to conquer the beast that had tried to eat my soul. I wasn't planning on re-sitting my wine certification exam until May of this year in Charlotte, NC, but who wants this big of an exam hanging over their heads for an extra six months. Not me, no sir-ee. So last minute, I crammed a little studying in and flew off to Philadelphia.
I rocked it. From leaving my front door to coming back through it again was twenty-six hours, and I absolutely rocked it. My exam was equally difficult as last time, but I felt like I aced it. Ten more weeks to find out my scores from that. We ate good food, drank fancy cocktails, enjoyed walking around in the brisk cold, and flew back on home.
Sigh of relief. The beast is gone.
Now onto more enjoyable aspects of life, I am working on self-publishing a short novel this year called Grains of Grace. As loose ends start to become tied you'll be hearing more about that! As for now, I am looking to do a book launch in May!
I also am trying to get into yoga, my body is beat. Almost four months after my car accident and I am still in quite a bit of pain and am stiff as a board, so I am hoping that yoga will help straighten some things out.
But cheers to a much better start to 2019, may you continue to be restful.