Fellow Moto Nurdz I Luv, I've Missed You So! Lovers Yous, MIA AM So where have I been? Unfortunately not out riding 100,000 miles these last few months...which I'd love to do and break that other awesome gal's record! August: New School Year, the TOUGH and HARD NO ONE-SHOULD-HAVE-TO-DEAL-WITH-KIND September: Started part-time 3rd Shift Job September - January: AM MIA, so sickers A LOT from terrible 3rd shift job work environment and lots of work-related burn trauma, among other injuries and food allergy reactions October: Recipient of Teaching Award which just made teaching even trickier. How does that happen? At least a parent brought me booze to the classroom, well, a booze container. How does that even happen?! November: Was there a holiday somewhere in here? I wouldn't know...with all my food allergies now. Colorado was fun though! December: Pack, Pack, Pack and Move and another holiday? Worked and slept through that one I'm sure, but not before getting away for a week. So I did get to breathe, and sleep, and was 100% well as soon as I spent one day out of Kansas. Big...since I'd been sick since September. January: New Year, Job Search for New Part-time Jobs , annnnnnd...Me Another Year Older, but still healthy! Yep, pretty much MIA the last 5 months. No rides since August except the occasional ride to and from work. I did escape to the CO again after the August CO ride. Had much funs! Seeing huge stuff in Kansas on the way to and from. Kansas is WAY AWESOME! You should totally come here. TOTALLY! Check out this one of many Big Kansas Stuffs: For a while this fall, sad moto was down from electrical gremlin again. So sad at my favorite sunset spot in the evenings...alone...no Moto. BUT...! This was me, victorious after I conquered the gremlin...how my photos should look with both of us: Moto and Me All Was Well Again in My Motoheart Had a few more Fall rides to works and here and there, but still only in Kansas. December came and it was time for my escape. I go so stir crazy when I'm stuck in Kansas so long. But Moto had to be left behind. I would make it up upon my return from... The California! I only had southern coast of CA to explore, to see what part of CA I love the best, so to the south I flew. Had an amazing time and found out that in CA, SoCal is the place for me! Zoltar, pleeeeeeease grant me my wish.... I so beg, I so fall in LOVE! My long term plan of escape from Kansas is narrowing down to just a few places now. Sadly I made my way back to Kansas, just in time to work and sleep through Christmas, pack up the rest of what littles I have, and give Moto the best Christmas present ever: a home!! I think it's well deserved after all Moto has been put through. Alaska was no easy thing and I never properly thanked Moto for the icy New Year's ride we survived last year. Since then I have caught up on much sleep and my dreams are coming back after being sleep deprived for months. So here I be, with a wee bit of time to relax between part-time jobs, miraculously not sick anymore since I quit bad night work, figuring out the details of how I will spend what will hopefully be the last couple years in Kansas. There are some riding plans, as I am always up for anything and always seemingly up to somethings. I have some new goals I'll share and complete along the way. Some include riding. Some not. But that's what keeps things interesting. Hope everyone has some crazy dreams and some crazy ideas and follows through with some of that craziness to have an incredibly crazy fun 2018! Make sure you embrace all those ups and downs too...something I've had to really work on lately. My year has been full of them. Sometimes it's hard to find the smiles, especially for me these last few months. And most of you know that's saying a lot for me: it's been HARD BUT I make sure to remember nothing lasts forever, especially myself, so I cannot dwell in the temporary or past; I look forward, keep on, because time won't pause for measly ol' me and my age is already starting to catch up with me in little ways. Cheers to yous all in this new year!!! In the meantime, I hope to get caught up with all the shenanigans around here!