You had to be there.

So much has happened since last writing. I don’t know where to begin. After 3 years on my bucket list I finally made it to Burning Man. What. A. Trip. A majority of the time I felt like I was on another planet. I mean where on earth is it normal for someone to invite you into their RV for an Otter Pop and foot massage? I was going to designate an entire blog to this event, but I just struggled trying to writing it. Some things I did do: Joined a couple in a yurt for some peppermint tea and hookah, enjoyed vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, stayed out until 6am (yes…me!) riding around the Playa exploring the amazing colors/lights/costumes/burns, and watched the sunrise/set. I even visited the Black Rock City library where I picked up a copy of A Wrinkle in Time. Good read.

I had a really hard time at the start of the trip. I’d heard how everyone is so friendly at burning man and that I’d leave with many deep friendships. After day 3 on the Playa I hadn’t met anyone. I was lonely. And then a day and a half dust storm rolled through. I was done. I packed all my stuff back in my car vowing to leave once the storm stopped. And then I was invited out to explore the desert with my neighbors. I had such a wonderful time, felt less lonely, and finally saw what burning man was all about. Not sure if those guys realized the impact that invite had on me. I ended up staying through the man burn and now know I would have regretted leaving early.

After arriving home I had other events to attend. First up was an Emilie Autumn meetup. It’s always nice getting together with fellow plague rats. We enjoyed a picnic and discussed the treasure hunt, as well as started planning our next get together. Later in the evening I saw Evanescence and Lindsey Sterling in concert and it was pretty amazing. I keep meaning to devote a blog to my guilty pleasure Evanescence…remind me of that when I’m struggling for topics. Also, yet again, Lilly Singh and I crossed paths. She was sitting no more than 10 rows ahead of me. I didn’t know she was at the show until after, but damn…I tell you I’m destined to meet her one of these days. In all honesty, I probably wouldn’t have said hello. The universe is prepping the most epic of times for this meeting to happen and I’ll be fully ready by then.

So, those were my August/September adventures. September also holds more fun times. Next Wednesday is another Mamrie Hart show! No matter how many times I’ve seen her, I’m still excited. Next weekend I’ll be hanging out with my aunt and cousin at Universal! Harry Potter overload here I come! Then, the weekend after that I’m meeting with another fellow plague rat for coffee. Doing things alone is starting to lose it’s appeal so it will be nice to have some company.

Until the next great adventure…

-Amy Uncharted

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