I am moving to a new area. I have never lived there before, and I don’t have any relatives, or boyfriends, or even acquaintances there to cushion the move. I don’t have a job waiting for me, and I don’t have a load of income to back me up, though I do have some very good people Here who are helping to finance this move. My daughter and I are moving there in her last year of High School to establish residency in the state that we have chosen for her to go to University in. We are moving on faith. We believe this is the right move for both of us to make at this time. We are both excited about this new beginning. Though the way forward is not clear, yet we feel good about it. Feeling your way in the dark can be exciting.
The one thing I do have in the new area that is the same, is a Church that is the same denomination as the one I am leaving here. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Even though where I am moving to is a Very small town, there is a Church there. The members on both ends of this move have already been really helpful to me. They have helped load, and unload a twenty foot truck for me already. I have some more moving to do, a couple of trailers worth, I believe, and some of the same friends on this end who will be helping me to load it, and unload it. It would be horribly remiss of me to take any 0f these people for granted. They are extraordinary. I pray that that Good Being who set us here on this path of exploration will bless all of them in their journey, and prosper them, and help them realize their dreams.
I hope that the new course I am traveling will prove fertile. I am changing directions; making a radical shift in my thinking, but in reality, I am also revisiting my oldest and best talents. I so hope that the richness of experience I bring to those talents will blossom in the medium and grow beautiful creations.
Lately, I have been writing, but I am also going back to painting, and other creative, and I hope useful occupations. I am tired, now, of attempting to contribute something useful to the world in the way of analytical and practical and meaningful only to have those efforts tossed back in my face as dross because they didn’t fit with someone else’s agenda of power seeking and personal ego gratification. Whether that fight is worth fighting, I will leave to others who are probably more suited to the mental maneuvering necessary to politics, and bureaucracy. Perhaps, in my need to not get put in a box, I have only removed myself from doing those things that truly let me get out of the box.
Wish me luck, and perhaps, even if undeserved, blessings on this new leg of my journey.
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