having a lot of fun lately. It has been juxtaposed with an extraordinary amount of work….so it has been fun that is…well….in metered doses, but maybe that’s the reason the fun I have been having is in such concentrated doses, because it is fun I have to make time for. I have more time for spontaneity from Nov-April so there will be time for that kind of fun over the winter too.
I moved back here, to the place I grew up, a few years ago. (After a couple decades away and living all over.) It was a good move, from the get go. I was glad to be back, glad to be divested of a relationship that was slowly killing parts of my spirit. So it was a good move, all round. That being said, any move has it’s challenges. Financial, emotional, etc. The first few years was all about practicalities; finding a new place to live, finding year round work in a place whose main industry is seasonal (May-Oct) tourism, and working hard once both home and job were established. The last few years have been about reintegrating back into the social fabric of this enclave; building community, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, networking. I have done so….reconnected and made new connections, and succeeded in becoming part of this community once again on multiple levels, socially and thru volunteer work ( I am the Chair of a non-profit Board).
I have arrived. That’s how I feel now. After a few years of rebuilding, I am settled in, in the best possible way. And by settled I don’t mean I am settling. Not the same thing. I mean I am contentedly nestled back into a comfortable life that still challenges me to be….to BE.
I have also met a man….well….reconnected with one, really….who is…..ahhhh, well…..he is…...quite sumpthin, he is. He makes me smile from the inside out.
This all feels pretty dang good.