Unpacking Bits of Me

Do you know this feeling?… You have arrived at your destination and have begun to unpack when “AAAAgh!” you realize you left some important things behind! We probably all recognize that moment when we have to suddenly decide if we can work around not having those items we left behind…or must we invest in new…

A New Year

This morning Facebook reminded me of my blog post from a year ago today.  I was on my way to Texas to start a new chapter in life. This blog was going to blossom and thrive as each new day in a new life unfolded. And then it didn’t. I got homesick and depressed. Countless…

No Time To Garden

Arriving in a new town, starting a new job, and stepping up to a new pace of life reminds me of a new semester at school.  Brand new notebooks of clean pages to fill with all of my best efforts.  But just as the sharp new lead in the pencil wears down too soon while writing and requires…

Paradigm Shift

“Oh my god! Use the clutch! You’re going to ruin the transmission. Do you know how expensive those things are to fix!?!” Okay, so my transmission is actually an automatic…but that has been part of the problem. Driving with a manual transmission at least you know when you’re doing it wrong. Shifting paradigms from rural…

9 Days and Counting

Like a pebble in my shoe, the 31st of August is with me every step of this month.  After 9 more days I will wake up, don my traveling clothes, drive an hour to see my grandmother, and then westward toward the sun setting on my life in Virginia and dawning on this new adventure…

this tangled path

I woke up after only 41/2 hours of sleep very early this morning.  About an hour before the alarm was set to go off I fell back to sleep.  Anxiety, sadness, weariness shroud me and yet, I have to keep taking the next step.  There is such a line of ghosts and ghouls haunting my…