What a Trip – #SoCS

The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS) is “trip.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

You haven’t heard from me in a while. After writing daily for nearly two years, I’ve gone to weekly (at best) for a couple months. People have noticed. People are concerned.

Life has been a trip.

What a trip.

Sort of a bad trip.

But mixed in with some amazing.

Which, I suppose, is sort of how it always is? But man, this time it knocked me on my ass.

Little things piled up. Thing which, under normal circumstances, would have rolled off my back, but they ALL. HAPPENED. AT. ONCE.

  • Flat Tire
  • Dead Pet
  • Health Scare
  • Domestic Insanity
  • Professional Disappointments

I could go on. The above list LITERALLY happened in the span of TWO DAYS.

I barely got out of bed last Saturday.

Then, on Monday, the fog lifted (for no discernible reason, to my utter frustration) and I had a really great week.

  • Tire Repaired
  • Pet Buried
  • Health Scare Not So Scary
  • Domestic Tranquility Restored (-ish)
  • Professional Disappointments led to new exciting opportunities within the company

What a trip.

What a fucking trip.

As we Lurch
to a Stop
and unsteadily
weave our way down the ramp,
we Coast
back into the Queue
to Ride

The Roller Coast

I’m going on a trip Monday, too. A different trip. A better trip. Off to spend a few days with my boyfriend. Yes, I know that makes some of YOU trip when my wife and children wish me well as I’m off to the airport.

I’m not sorry.

You are responsible for you. I am responsible for me.

If you can’t enjoy my ride with me, plan your own trip.

I’ll watch and wish you the best ride of your life.


If you ever find otherwise – call me on it. Because I want to be better.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

What a trip.

#SoCS comes from the website of Linda G. Hill.

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.


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