It's been a journey for me the past few months. I turned 70 this past November and for nearly a year before just couldn't come to grips with becoming a true senior. It's taken time to realize aging is part of life and the trick is to keep aging. Being depressed served no purpose other then to loose precious time over nothing, as reversing the hands of time is impossible, let a lone making me feel miserable all the time. Memories remain memories and each day offers something new. How hard it was for me to comprehend that.
During the year before turning 70's I also started to become frustrated with modeling and just seemed to loose interest in most projects, spending less and less time at the bench. I thought a change in venue, a change in building something different and maybe another forum for a while might help. I failed miserably, accomplished absolutely nothing, building and finishing nothing; the frustration and depression was even worse and I wound up doing nothing at all.
I did my share of lurking to see how everyone and the forum was doing, what was new and what was coming. I found myself becoming more and more interested and intrigued and maybe, just maybe the juices might start to flow. I read and followed the thread about my brother and I leaving and wanted to reach out and respond. Selfishly for me the answer was to leave until I understood why. I was deeply humbled and knew it would take some time but I would eventually come home.
Being away has run it's course, help me understand and pointed me back on that path. Not building gave me more time to think and to find answers for myself.
Please accept my apologies for leaving so selfishly.
The Keep 'em coming Kid is finally home, looking forward to enjoying all my friends and friendships
and some new work as well.
PS I just saw Wolf's post and thought this would be the perfect time to jump in
Edited by Peterpools, 06 December 2017 - 10:13 PM.