Dear Tori – Q&A time!

Dear Tori,

Why haven’t you been blogging lately?  It’s disappointing.


Dear Anonymous,

Well.  Frankly… I haven’t felt like it.  The past few weeks I’ve been averaging about three hours of sleep a night.  The exhaustion I’ve been feeling has worn me down physically and emotionally.  I also went through a pretty rough patch of the crud.  Not as bad as some people, but I still felt like poop.  I won’t lie, these past two months have been rough.  I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life and have been sticking my head in the snow trying to avoid everything.  Not literally of course.  Snow up the nose hurts.  First, it freezes all of the hair in your nostril, then it melts and you experience a feeling like snorting water up your nose…  But in all seriousness, I’ve been rather blah.  I haven’t felt like going out and experiencing the amazing beauty of this place.  I haven’t felt like going to the gym.  I haven’t even felt like going out and taking photos.  (I know, weird…)  I haven’t felt like doing much of anything.

But, on a good note, I have amazing friends here.  Friends that I can talk to, vent to, complain to…  And that’s why I’m here.  This place is now an extension of my home and family.  No one here is a replacement for my family or friends at home.  There are times when I want to be with my parents more than a person dying of thirst wants a glass of water.

Things are looking up though.  We’ve been having more recreational opportunities happen so that helps with the “routine” around here.  I’ve also taken up a few more opportunities than I did last year.  I’m working as a barista at our makeshift coffee house.  The building that is the actual coffeehouse has been closed for the season.  It’s now in one of the bars that is being used as a lounge due to renovations occurring in 155.  During the summer, it’s the bar I prefer to go to because of the games (shuffleboard, darts and billiards).  I’m also a peer counselor, but I haven’t had to use my listening skills with anyone yet.

So, just bear with me while I find my feet again.  I’m working on getting back to my normal self.

Stay safe and warm-


Published by Victoria

Hello! I'm a so-so photographer, okay writer, former 911 telecommunicator and world's best Aunt. Closing in on 40, I find myself at a point in my life where I have no idea what I want to do next. I'm currently spending summer 2021 in Texas with my boyfriend, Robert and helping him start building a plane before he goes back to Antarctica in August.

2 thoughts on “Dear Tori – Q&A time!

  1. Stay safe and warm? You’re the one that needs to be safe and warm. The rest of us are all getting ready for what will no doubt be a sweltering summer, which I suppose is a fair trade for the delightfully lingering winter we’ve had.

    Enjoyed the update, but sorry to hear you’re feeling the crud.

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