Sunshine and Eroticon

I had to officially cancel my plans for attending Eroticon 2014 in Bristol this week. Boo ūüôĀ

It is so disappointing as I was very much looking forward to it. All the talk about it for the past several months, checking out the schedule and figuring out what sessions I wanted to attend, planning dinners and drinks with fellow writing/blogging friends I’ve not yet met in person. When you don’t think there’s a chance of something happening you may dream or fantasize about it but when it is a real possibility, so close you can taste it, it is beyond crappy when it falls through.

What makes this more disappointing is that it was a family member, my Mother, who put an end to it. She decided that she would rather do something else than stay here and watch my son for the month she told me she would. I could barely afford the trip with her here watching him, but¬†having to pay¬†a month’s daycare costs that I wasn’t expecting¬†put it out of reach for this go round.GoFundMe

Sadly, there will not be an Eroticon in America this year either which means it will be 2015 before I get to attend Eroticon either here or across the pond.¬†Good thing I’m a patient person, well mostly patient.¬†Now it means I have a year of saving and¬†fundraising and planning to¬†ensure this doesn’t happen again. I will also have to update my GoFundMe page in the next few days.

Today was the first day I’ve had even an hour break in months and it’s been nearly 10 years since I’ve been away on a real vacation. I know many people never get away for a vacation, and that’s not really what Eroticon was about, but I do need to get a break more often than I do. I nearly had a complete meltdown at the grocery store last week and that’s not fair to my son. I am the only parent he has and he deserves to have me at my best.

To that end, one of my best friends advised me this evening that she and her fianc√© are going to take my son for the week I have off next month and that I am to go away somewhere for the week. ¬†The only caveat is that I am not to go visit family or anywhere that isn’t warmer than here. She said it should involve a flight or road trip south to some¬†sun and relaxation and that I am to drink and write. Who can say no to that? Not me. Besides, if you knew her you’d know there’s no point in saying no to her once she’s set her mind to something.

Now I have some different planning to do. Rather than planning social functions and getting around the UK for a week I now have to get my ass in gear and find a new destination. I am thinking an all inclusive resort vacation, Vegas maybe, or even a bed & breakfast place somewhere that is safe for a woman to be travelling alone. Any ideas?

4 thoughts on “Sunshine and Eroticon

  1. I’m sorry you can’t attend to Eroticon but I hope you’ll enjoy your week off!

  2. That’s a shame that you’ve had to change plans, however, I tend to think that these setbacks happen for a reason and maybe this is one if those times. Enjoy you week away next month knowing that your son is safe with your friends.

    ~Mia~ xx

  3. I am so sorry to hear you won’t make it to Eroticon. Maybe we will meet each other in 2015 then. Take care and enjoy the relax time on your week away.

    Rebel xox

  4. I’m sorry that you won’t be able to go to Eroticon, but what an awesome friend!

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