Nostalgia

Sometimes I find myself thinking of days gone by. Of spring nights under a clear Texas sky, full of stars…these moments, those memories are like a flood sometimes and its seems like such a long, long time ago.

In February 2018, I packed up my Malibu, moved across the county leaving Texas in the rear view. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. At the time, I was stuck in a job that I hated ( it paid the bills…) and my personal life was in shambles. In the end, I chose ME. It’s the best decision I ever made.

Some days I wake up thinking about the road I’ve traveled, from that small Texas town I grew up in, to an island in the Pacific Northwest and I’m grateful and humbled to see how far I’ve come. Then this week , I moved from that beautiful island to the main land, to a town 45 miles south of Vancouver, BC (British Columbia!) I never imagined I would be here, in this place, at this time.

As this next chapter of my journey begins, its seems like a good time to share some advice I’ve gotten over the years.

Stop being self-conscious. Nobody is paying any attention to you. Everyone is paying more attention to themselves.
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me earlier in life.
And finally, remember you’re only seeing everyone else’s highlight reel.

The moral of the story…believe in yourself. It’s the most important thing you will ever do.

That’s all for now. I promise I will get better at this. Thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Happy Easter!

Beginning

Starting a blog is a daunting task and a little scary. There are so many choices to make.
It’s exhausting! Any one who knows me well, knows how much deliberation goes into each choice I make, except were food and men are concerned, but that’s a topic for another post!

When I was thinking about what I was going to write, a few things came to mind. I could post daily tidbits about my life and experiences or I could really focus on a specific topic and dig deep.

I’ve decided to take it slow, step by step as I start this journey and let it unfold organically. (Love that word!) These are uncharted waters, so bear with me as I get my sea legs under me, so to speak. (Love you Alan)

I wanted to write my first post about pollen or at least the effect pollen has on me, (can you say Flonase….girl!), but after setting up this blog, its almost my bedtime and I want to watch an episode or two of The Big Bang Theory before bed. To be continued…

Sweet Dreams 🙂