I took a little break from posting the past few days. I wrote a while ago about an addiction to the solitaire game freecell. Well, it really took over my life for a while there. I was getting way too serious about my winning streak, which had gotten up to 750 games in a row. Then yesterday I nearly lost twice and the thought that went through my head at the time wasn't, "Oh no, I'm going to lose." Instead I found myself thinking, "It's ok to lose. Now I can get on with my life."
The first two times, I managed to figure out a way to come back and win the games. But then I got into a really terrible position on my final game and there was no way out. I had to admit defeat and my winning streak ended. I decided there'll be no more freecell, at least for a while. I miss it this morning. It was so comfortable to know what I was going to be doing every day. And it was an interesting pasttime to keep me busy. But there are lots of other pasttimes in my life and I'm ready to leave this one behind.