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I’m very excited to say that there seems to be good news on the job front! I received an offer this morning, contingent on my passing the background check. Of course, this shouldn’t be a concern for me, but it’s human to worry your memory like a dog worries a bone to see if there’s something there that you’ve forgotten that perhaps you should have mentioned. I don’t think so though. I’m set to start on the 22nd. An exciting new phase of life, and I’ll tell you more about the job as I dive in – but I will tell you it’s a writing job, and that makes me very happy.
The realtor also tells me that there are more hopeful signals about the (my) house – my actually being almost employed gives me a little more confidence about the whole house thing. I have been talking with the Universe about the house being ready for me when my lease is up. Which is May. That house wants me. I can feel it.
It feels nice to be wanted by a house and an employer.
I will miss my coffee shop times to a certain extent, but they will just have to be scheduled a little more tightly. I am pretty darn thrilled to think about working (for someone) again, learning something new, meeting new people, having a new routine. It has been a huge challenge to shift my mindset from leaving Colorado for someplace warm with a partner, to staying here to build a new life on my own over the last 2-3 months. But there is nothing I cannot do, and nothing I cannot survive. And that’s nice to know.
I am learning more about allowing myself to be, and to be in the now, in the moment – and be happy there as much as possible. I suppose that’s the whole practice of mindfulness that some therapists talk about, and some spiritual folks practice. Like now, when I can soak in the sun shining through the window of Caffe Sole, a warm, swirling cappuccino to hand, some new music touching my ears, a little child outside catching drops of melted snow water from the roof in his cupped hands outside.
And being able to share it all with you.
Photo Title: It’s Always Bigger in Texas
The second largest cross in the Western Hemisphere, located in Groom, Texas, is visible from miles away. Kelsea and I visited while on the EAR in August.
Quote of the Day: “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay