Thursday, October 7, 2010

On to the Next...


Ok, so if you're following this blog at all you will remember that I said I was embracing change way back in September.  I know for most of you, that was only a month ago...but for me, September was one of the longest days of my life.  Well, it felt like one long day.  One very long, tedious day. Why?  Because I moved.  I packed.  I schlepped.  I pondered my future and wondered if I was doing the right thing.   You all know what a drag moving can be.  So, yeah...it was a drag. But it had to be done.  I had to get out for a variety of reasons. 

And now?  Now, I am starting the next chapter.  After all that packing and schlepping and pondering, I drove 1,000 miles and am ready to take on this beautiful new city and all that it has to offer.

Am I tired?  You bet I'm tired!  Packing and moving and schlepping and pondering and driving 1,000 miles will do that to ya!  But I'm also seeing the newness in everything.  And I am so excited for the possibilities.  I am a writer.  I am in a new place.  My brain is working a mile a minute.  And for now...I am content.  I am happy.  I am hopeful.  I am terrified. 

I begin again...

4 comments:

Adam said...

My love is with you always. i hope you know im constantly thinking about you and so incredibly envious you did something to get out of your rut; now its my turn. YOU my love, are so special its ridiculous.

MikeB said...

I, your devoted follower, have been eagerly awaiting this post. I knew it would be coming one of these days. Now, here it is! Good luck in Portland.

In 1980, I was working in Portland on a criminal investigation, and I got to fly home on weekends. On a particular Friday, I flew home, as usual. Just in the nick of time, too. Mt. St. Helens erupted that weekend, so that on my return to Portland on Monday, the air quality in town was not the best.

I hope you find fresh air, fresh faces, fresh scenery, fresh opportunities, a fresh outlook on life, and more good things to help you renew and reinvent yourself in the great and beautiful Northwest.

Erin Cole said...

Portland is a beautiful, fabulous city! Welcome, Debbie. But get ready for a real wet winter, maybe even an ice storm or two- it's kind of initiation into localhood:)

Longtime DL fan said...

Since you are from LI, I don't think you will have too much of a problem with the winters.

Good luck to you. I'm sure you will do great up there.

But don't forget, So. Cal. will always welcome you with open arms.