Ack! It’s been a while.
Last post is when we first arrived in the country, almost two months ago! Quite a bit has changed between then and now, and all the possibilities we could explore are overwhelming at times.
First, the job opportunity I came to explore didn’t work out. I was struck by that one. I had just left my ‘career’ job in mid-August, and came to explore what I thought would be an ongoing working relationship. Unfortunately, there were communication issues, and I didn’t acclimate quickly to the working environment. That left us in the country, without a clear direction or path.
We decided to take a trip back home. One of R’s family members needed help recovering from surgery, and we had the resources and flexibility to be there. It was the best trip back that we’ve had in the 3 years we’ve been gone. We hardly told anyone we were coming, and just spent time with family and friends. It was wonderful being able to share our story and how far we’ve come, and realize we can be where we need to be.
From there, we spent some time in the enchanted circle of New Mexico. One of our special places to be – we fell in love in Taos. There’s a sense of detachment from reality there, and I enjoyed the seclusion after everything that’s happened in the last couple months. We met up with friends, spent a few days, and caravaned back to central Texas.
Now we’re back where we started, looking at the drawing board and seeing what feels right. It’s an uncertain place full of possibility. I’ve started writing daily at 750words.com and it has me thinking about using parts of my brain dump for another writing project. I’m thinking about going back to school for nursing. Exploring opportunities I can find online. We’ll see. We’ve designed our lives to seek out what opportunity we can, and for now we’re taking it one day at a time.
We’ve been extremely lucky in the last couple months to spend time with amazing, inspirational, supportive people. We’re living in community, and are grateful to have a network of chosen family and people who accept and care about us… it’s made all the difference.
We’re planning some major modifications to the Avion in the next few weeks. Looking forward to working with my hands and upgrading our space… I will take pictures!