I've mentioned a few times how much I've wanted to take a trip to GA as something positive I really want to happen. I've waivered on it a few times, debating over whether I should or shouldn't go, but with all the negatives happening and about to crash in on my life in the next few months, I decided I needed to do it. It'll be a last real positive before a bunch of horrible negatives happen. Well, I've been planning it like crazy, but now everything is booked and I'll be in GA NEXT WEEK!
For those who wanna know, here's what's happening:
Mon, 11th: flying into Atlanta late evening & staying in cheap hotel near airport
Tue, 12th: picking up sparkfriend SherryGayl at airport & driving to Covington, GA (about 45 mins to the east)
Wed, 13th: touring Vampire Diaries set with www.mysticfallstours.com
and hopeful I'll have a chance to see some cast members (6th-7th is supposed to start filming of the huge episode that will become the backdoor pilot for The Originals spinoff, and with a typical episode taking 8 weekdays to film, they should be finishing up the episode while I'm there!)
Thu, 14th: no plans so far on this day except resting and watching a new TVD episode in the evening
Fri, 15th: leave Covington, drop off SherryGayl for her trip back home, go back to cheap hotel for a few hours of rest/sleep
Sat, 16th: very early morning flight (depart at 7:30 am!) back home
Anyone who's seen my posts/blogs/etc knows that this is going to be crazy difficult on me. I'm using a walker (at 31 it really sucks), get tired easy, and I'm used to spending a lot of time laying down and resting because of my medical conditions. It's going to be hard, but if I can't push myself to do this, is there anything I would push myself to do? I'm also totally broke and am putting all of this on credit cards (and doing this trip as cheaply as possible), but I've spent my whole life being financially responsible; I'm already facing being homeless and without aid/help/services, so if it's going to happen then I'm gunna be homeless and in debt for something worthwhile! I didn't choose to have to face this many medical issues, I'm losing the battle for aid and services partially because of political battles that are ridiculous, and I'm so sick of taking crap from the world because fate chose to deal me this hand, so I'm going to take a leap of faith and do something good for myself - that's what this trip is about.
If any of my sparkfriends who live in Georgia would like to meet up, let me know! The best days would be evening of the 12th or during the day on the 14th in Covington, if you're a fan of The Vampire Diaries and want to come on the tour on the 13th that would be INCREDIBLE, or if nothing else there's the evening of the 15th in Atlanta (but I'll have already returned the rental car, so no driving around for me). Sherry will be with me and she's awesome so I'm sure we'd all get along.
Sparkfriends, keep your fingers crossed that this tour will go well for me. I've got this planned out pretty darn well, so I'm hoping it'll go smoothly even with my medical issues. (For instance, the hotel in Covington has a mini fridge and microwave so I'll be going to a grocery store to pick up some foods I can eat to try to avoid some Gastroparesis problems by NOT eating in restaurants.) So WISH ME LUCK! Eep!