I’ve been spending a lot of time rooted. Stuck in what’s happening now, mired in feelings of the past. Something that I haven’t done recently is planned something for the future–I’m not talking retirement or anything like that. No, I’m talking something smaller. Trips are almost impossible for me to conceive of because I just don’t know 1) what my financial state will dictate and 2) if I’ll be able to take time away from work. I mean, I have vacation days, but the planning and execution of the schedule … well, that doesn’t always go according to plans. Looking forward to something, a trip, an event, something has helped me in the past when I’m stuck. I’ve tried this year, but gotten stuck a couple of times getting my hopes up to do a thing and then not been able to go because of reasons. But I saw an opening for something, not a trip, but a concert, in April. Dessa playing with the Minnesota Orchestra. The original date, which I had been circling for a while, was nearly sold out and I was debating whether it was worth it to get tickets (that are a little pricy for me) in seats that may not be the best. I went on the website today and discovered that they added a date, Friday, April 14th. We have no shows scheduled during that time. I bought two tickets ($35 each, not impossibly expensive, but also not cheap for me). So now I have something to look forward to. And time to figure out who I should ask to join me.