It’s been a long time, a very long time since I’ve written a blog post. To the few of you who keep checking in every day inspite of my neglectful ways, I thank you.
Just to get everyone up to date:
I have recenty taken a new path. So I’m celebrating that with a new blog design. I’m in a new state, with a new job and searching for a new place to live. (I know, I’ve never done things in exact order… but windows of opportunity open and you either jump through or it closes.)
I wasn’t really prepared to jump, I wanted just a bit more time, but life had other plans. It was a whirlwind of activity and last minute decisions to make. But here I am. Ready or not, I’ve landed in this new chapter of my life. In the beginning, I had to tweek a couple of decisions. But now it all feels right.
The blog design fits perfectly with my new job. I’m working the night shift. I haven’t done that in a very long time. Probably because the last time I did, I turned into a zombie. So if anyone begins noticing zombie-like qualities, please let me know. It’s just not a good mid-life look, at least not the one I’m going for.
This new job suits me though. The schedule suits me. It has amazing benefits and allows me to have some focused down time on a regular basis. (Time to write.)
The new state suits me too. I’m closer to family which is good. My car is pleased because I’ll have less driving to do. But as in all choices, there are gains, and their are losses. In this case, the gains far outweigh the losses. but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss some aspects of my former life. My social life to be exact. I had a large group of adult friends, and an active social /dating life. I miss my friends and the fun times we had. But I’m certain that in time, I’ll have a new group of friends to socialize with. In fact, there are 4 singles groups here! I should be able to make it to some of the events.
The new place to live seems to be the one snag I’ve found. I located a beautiful apartment with the open floor plan that I love, a balcony, and it’s near shopping and entertainment. To every upside there has to be a downside. In this case it’s distance. The perfect apartment is 35 miles from where I work. So on those cold wintery nights I’d be travelling a long way on icy roads in the dark. For some people 35 miles isn’t much of a trek. But when you work the night shift, your degree of alertness can suffer. My employer is located in a much smaller town. Little shopping or entertainment and very limited housing options.
I think I just have to be patient. I’m staying with friends. I have family near by and I see them often. I know the right option will find me. I just know it will.
In the meantime, I’ll just be hanging out here…. in the dark.