You know...just about everything that has happened to me that was truly fantastic was a sudden choice.
Take last year, for example. Last summer, i suddenly got a strong inspiration to go to Alchemy. Within 24 hours, i had purchased my ticket. And THAT was not only an amazing experience, but also something i REALLY REALLY needed at the time.
Or Burning Man: That was somewhat of a sudden-inspiration thing, though more so for my dad.
Or my very first burn: Transformus 2005. My friend went to T'fus '04, came back, raved about it, and we just got this crazy inspiration to go too.
Life has been nowhere near the same since.
Last year, i realized how sad i was that i was missing Transformus again. "Next year." I said. I spent months telling people that i'd be there. Then i noticed how uncool my financial situation had become, and spent the next couple of months telling people that i wasn't going to be able to make it.
Then, the past three weeks at work have been really busy, and i've been working *way* more than usual, earning a notable amount of extra money.
Today, i read that there were still tickets to Transformus left.
And that inspiration hit.
My dear sweet Mysterian friends: I've ordered my ticket. I will see you on the mountain!