I've avoided the boards for the last few months. I'm so fucking bummed that I won't be going to Burning Man this year.
I've wanted to go for so fucking long. In previous years, going to the burn wasn't an option due to health issues, work and finances. I finally had all my ducks in a row this year ... Time off - approved, Budget - tight, but do-able ..... So, when tickets went on sale, I took the day off work to be at my computer, ready for the sale. And lucky me... I got one within the first 15 minutes
I reserved my hotel, joined a theme camp, signed up to volunteer at ePlaya meet & greet and reserved a bike from Elliott... I was all set to burn this year.
Then, in the middle of April, I received an email from one of my cousins, saying there is a family reunion this year. It's my father's side of the family. I haven't seen any of them since my dad died when I was 15 (25 years ago). I have no memory of anyone on my dad's side of the family, except my grand parents, a great aunt that lived in Canada and an Aunt and Uncle that lived in Connecticut. My dad was one of 12 siblings, and there are only 3 left. I want to get to know my father's family but I couldn't afford to do both, Burning Man and the reunion so I had to make a decision, and the Reunion won
I know, there's always next year for the burn, but I find the closer we get the more bummed I am. Usually, I would be on the boards several time a day, reading all the posts, wishing I could go. But since I changed my plans and sold my ticket, I've avoided them. I didn't anticipate being so bummed out about it. I figured that after the initial disappointment, I'd be back to surfing ePlaya and dreaming of future burns... but it isn't fucking working.
Sorry for the whiny rant.