I “announced” my move on social media today. This announcement was calculated, given the fact that I’ve known for a month that I’ll be leaving the Windy City (it’s not called the Windy City because of the wind, in case you were wondering). I’m still blown (no pun intended) away that we feel compelled to “announce” our life experiences, decisions, etc., on social media. Guilty.
So, where do I start? Why did I decide to post my news? Why did I wait? The long and short of it is this…
So, New Beginnings? I’ve been using this phrase for a little over a year now. At first, I was skeptical, but now I get it. Its time to do whats right for me and take the risk. I don’t want to look back on my life and say, “What if I…, I should have…, I regret…” I’m sure you understand. Am I still bitter? A little. Am I still angry? A little. Am I running away? HELL NO. If I would have decided to make this move a year ago, I would have been running away. But here I am. It’s a year later and I am NOT running away. I am hiking towards beauty. My beauty. The beauty that I and only I can create.
When my former professor died suddenly last month (she was only 46), I took this pending move as a sign to live my life. Selfishly, it validated my decision. In her short 46 years, she did a lot of living. She was an inspiration to many. She bled positive energy, love, and support to so many of us…this compiled with surviving two brain tumors astounded me. It still astounds me. Chris will always hold a special place in my heart and so many others.
So, it’s just me, the cat, and my oils. Oh, and a new job. Thankfully, I'll still be serving Veterans. For the friends still in the Midwest, you know where I’ll be. You’ll have a bed to sleep in when you visit (and mountains in the background). I have no plans to disclose my address on social media (although it’s easier than ever to search and stalk people these days).
SQUIRREL ALERT! (*Ok, so the cutest gay guy just came to look at my place. If I had a choice on a sub-letter, it would be him. I know that it shouldn’t matter that he’s gay, but secretly (not anymore), I wouldn’t mind renting to a gay couple. I hope he wasn’t yanking my chain and really wants to rent my place.)
As for my oils, I’m taking them with me. My goal is to start using FaceTime more so I can educate all of you on the wonders of essential oils! They’re the real deal. I just received THIS article today and love the opportunity to be creative…my diffuser has been on overdrive.
Peace out! It’s been a long day.