p'rick (djmostly) wrote in burning_man,

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Life is fucked, isn't it? My initial reaction to coming home was one of utter joy and excitement. Since being back, all I want to do is quit my job and go work for the clean-up crew. Why, you ask? Well, things are all different here now and I have learned that not only do you have to toss your expectations when going to BRC, but also when you come home. I had expectations that weren't met in a very extreme angry way.

See, for many years, I have been on the outs with a group of people from my hometown and when I found them in BRC this year, I decided to let all that go and just have fun with them and try to form friendships again. Well, while that worked for me, it has made all my other close friends resent me in a huge way.

I chalk this up to those close friends just not understanding how things are in BRC and not getting what Burning Man is all about. Especially them not understanding that things that happen in BRC happen for a reason and that the ultimate goal is to being those things back to real life with you.

So, while this year was the absolute best year I have had at Burning Man in all 6 years I have been attending, it's all been overshadowed by the hatred and distrust that I am drowning in now. I can only hope that everything gets back to normal and I can really start to reflect on all the wonderful and magical things that happened this year at Burning Man.

I hope this isn't the case for the rest of you and I hope that expectations of the real world haven't ruined a lot of the magic of this year's event for you.

Now, I just need to figure out how I'm gonna keep the good feelings alive for the next 357 days.
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