To my friends that i disappointed last summer when i pulled out of DTW, i'm sorry...but before i start sounding like K.Rudd, let me explain some more, please.
I was, at that time mentally exhausted with the effort of trying to make DTW more than what it actually needed to , which i now know it is best served as OUR place...for US. I had an idea of what i wanted it to be, and failed to see what it best served; a place for friends... i let my personal disappointment of my vision (and the amount of effort i poured in) govern my emotions and over ride what was really great about it...mate ship!
I was, at the time also very focussed on another pursuit- still am, but am learning to balance life a little better, even though i'm still struggling with a few personal issues.
To me, the times we have together are just the most fun, and re-reading some of Nos' trip reports remind me of why they are so much fun.
To my OS and interstate friends, i'm sorry if my pull out came across as a snub, i've always valued your input and hope for more in the future.
The shut down was ALWAYS how i felt about my self, not how i felt about my friends.
Please PM if any of you would like to talk further.
Also, do any of you think this might work better as a FB page instead? Let me know.