I've just lost my third one in five years.
The second loss is still the reigning champion. The receptionist booked me for an annual exam without telling me the doctor had already given notice. I only found out at the end of the appointment, when I tried to schedule a follow-up.
It's exhausting to consider starting the process all over again. Filling out the reams of paperwork, trying to remember my childhood vaccinations... I'm glad I requested a copy of my last blood test results, just in case. Something to start with at least.
So I started playing World of Warcraft again because of a 10-day free trial. I pushed the start date back as late as I could, and then reactivated my account at the end of last week. I now have a level 25 Pandaren monk named Zhess, and I am spending a lot of time in Azeroth.
I've missed it. So much.
I've also decided it's time to finish reading Harry Potter. After books 1-4 came out I read them greedily. I read book 5 whenever it came out, but I just couldn't get into the story again. I'd forgotten too many details. So last year I began reading the books from the beginning, and with a few interruptions for conventions and vacations, I am now 1/4 of the way through the last book. (No spoilers, please.)
Between WoW and Harry Potter, 2013 has been a blur of immersion. But I'll finish reading the last book soon and my WoW tanks will be filled for a while. I'm counting on that. Meanwhile I am stumbling around on the 'eating better' resolution. For the most part I've been successful, but it is a tough habit to change without feeling resentful and deprived. Even when the deprivation is an illusion.