Focus on the present not the past.
I should never have ventured into the desert alone.
Focus on the present not the future
The delay in my departure is every day on my mind. A constant reminder of the accident.
I repeat this mantra almost hourly during this difficult time of recovery. Attempting to remain in the here and now. Deliberately remaining where I am and nor where I want to be.
Not being an idle person as you know, the hours of tedium are wearing on my being. The only saving grace has been your correspondence. The first offering will be treasured as a memento, symbolizing the start of our adventure. Although my part is delayed by a year, I feel I am with you on the initial leg and look forward to joining you further down the timeline. Continuing to write during this separation, both in time and space, is an excellent idea. My later letters will not reach you until after my arrival at our new destination, but we can share our thoughts in this manner. It will also create additional insight into our joint endeavors and supply some much needed comfort.
Your absence is felt every moment during this time of separation.