While You Were Gone V

R.B. Winters
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It wouldn’t be the end of the year without this post. Though, I admit, a head cold has me in a less than stellar mood for writing or celebrating.

2018 was a pretty busy year personally and professionally. I’ll start with the piece that’s going to interest you the most. Dating. Six years ago, you asked when I was going to find someone. I paid it no mind, and reaffirmed I needed no one. I will still argue, I enjoy my alone time and independence (aka needing no one).

However, you will be delighted to know I am actually dating someone. Like, a real human being, not some crazy online love affair that ends with someone getting stabbed to death. [Look up the tinder murder story, if you haven’t.] Yes, I have allowed a very small crack in my wall to form and am testing out these emotion things. I find the wine also helps with such endeavors. 

The change doesn’t stop there. You heard me bitch and moan for years about work. Well, taking the advice I would give anyone else, I finally did something about work. I switched companies, roles and industries for the most part. There’s still a heavy learning curve, and I’m definitely now a small fish in a very large pond, but overall the move has been beneficial.

With the work and dating changes, it does require that I split my time between the States and Puerto Rico. Though I’d rather spend all my time on the island. Which I’ll be pushing for in the new year. Which should come as a lovely surprise for Baltimore. We won’t be stopping with simply a change in location from dense city to beautiful beach. I have a move to Spain in my five year plan. We’re coming up on the three year mark, and I’m pushing forward with getting to Spain. The plans are still coming together, but the first is moving into a position where I no longer work for a traditional company. We’ll talk more on that later in the coming year.

Like I said, it’s been a busy year. 2019 is shaping up to be just as eventful, which means, after nearly a year off the writing wagon, it’s going to take some effort to get things back on course. 2018 is the first year in a while that I’ve not completed a new book. [Sad panda]

Anyway, I’m rambling at this point. I’ll let you get back to things, as it’s just about time to pour a glass of bubbles and get properly sloshed for the new year.