So, it's that time again. The latest PAX is over, all the attendees are coming off of that emotional weekend high; we're all sharing our best and worst memories of the weekend. This PAX was pretty special to me; it is in my back yard, it was an inaugural PAX and likely the LAST inaugural pax, 3/4 of my Pinglorious Basterds were all in one place(my pin trading group), and I was much more involved socially with the pin community this time. All this positivity and energy from my fellow man(and women) just gets me so, for a lack of a better term, high. An exuberant joyousness flows over us all, things like sleep and food all fall lower on our priorities and we push our bodies harder to keep riding that train until soon afterwards we begin to crash.
I've never considered myself an emotional person, or hell even a person all that capable of true emotional connections at the human level; this weekend reminded me that this is not true. Last night and today I've crashed pretty hard. This morning, on top of this crushing emotional downslope we've all been hit with, I lost a patient. I don't much care to go into details, but I'm in a pretty rough place now all of a sudden.
PAX East is right around the corner, and I can't wait to get there, but this is the hardest I've ever crashed after a PAX and I just wanna know...how are you guys doing? Any fun coping mechanisms or things you do for your PPD? I'm going to mail out a ton of pins to pin pals after work today, but I don't know what to do to ease the brunt. Anything non-pin related that you guys do after pax to manage?