So I had plans for how to start the new year, and I really wanted to stick to them. However, there was a setback. I want to get back on track, but I feel like it's worth discussing what happened because of how it interfered with my plans. There are a lot of details that aren't important, but I'll give a short version.
I'm a dart player. I grew up with the game, and I love it. I'm not very good at it, but one thing I've become good at is running events for it. I've worked hard at figuring out how to run dart tournaments, and I like to think I've come to do a good job of it. Everyone I've talked to seems to agree. That's why I was asked to help run a tournament a couple weeks ago where 200+ people signed up. I was happy to run it, and while there were difficulties as could happen during any event, I think it went pretty great.
The problem came after the event was done. You see, I had gotten a ride to the tournament with another person. It's exhausting to run a 200+ person event by yourself so it's nice to have someone to drive you home afterward. Unfortunately, this person... was not reliable. It turns out they drank too much. Or at least, I think they did. They claim they were simply too tired not that they were drunk I'm not sure it matters. The point is, they were not fit to drive. I realized this, and I asked them to stop the the car. They did, and I got out of the vehicle.
The problem is they then left. This meant I was stuck on the side of the road. In the middle of the night. In subzero temperatures. In clothes not designed for that sort of weather.
It was rough. I'm not going to go into more detail, but suffice to say I wound up suffering a moderate case of hypothermia before managing to arrange a ride home. Since then, there have been some complications, but I am recovering. It sucks, and I still feel cold no matter how high I turn the heat up, but the point is I am recovering. Things will get back on track. I just wanted to say something since I had planned to get content published that isn't available yet. I still plan to do everything I had planned on doing, I just needed a couple weeks to recover from... well... nearly freezing to death.
(It actually wasn't *that* bad. It certainly wasn't life threatening. It was just really unpleasant.)