Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Reality check..........

Wow.......I just realized it was 6 months ago, November 18th that I arrived home from my epic trip down under........It was a spur of the moment,  just say 'yes' journey......that lasted over two months.

I started this blog..........to document that journey.......and a time that seemed to be a turning point in my life.

A year ago, last spring, I finalized my plans to put my house on the market........ and the ensuing months were filled with the stress of that and moving to a smaller place. The  journey to OZ offered an escape from all of that activity.  And a glimpse of a life I want to live........filled with adventure, travel and art.......

Arriving home in November was a let down, as one can imagine.  I came home to my new digs with boxes still to unpack.....and memories of a trip filled with magical synchronicities.......  The reality was that I was in the same place as I had been before my trip.......and my move......just a few blocks west.......in the same town.......doing the same things, minus all the back breaking work it takes to maintain a large aging home.......gave me time on my hands to think.........which resulted in a lot of reflection.......

And what I mainly reflected on was that my life was not feeling very expansive.  And it was not evolving......I was learning for sure.....new things and new concepts.........and I was gaining an amazing support group of friends in all the areas of my interests.........artistic and spiritual..........

But still I was not happy.  And as I looked at that flow chart on Happiness I posted some weeks ago.........and then read the words..........."To live is to change, to live well is to change often" in a book that was recently placed in my hands........ Living An Authentic Life, by Thomas E. Legere, Ph.D......

I made my decision. To move. To change. At least for a while.........

It turns out the leases are expiring on my studio and my townhouse at the same time, the end of June.......and since I am not really happy with either..........I mean they are fine.......but I'm looking for better than that now..........

I have decided not to renew them.  So my plan is to pack up my things.......put them in storage.......and head...........







West..........









To the High Desert of New Mexico........

To be continued............

6 comments:

  1. spoken like a true Sagittarian!

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  2. Wonderful choice-a place with more big skies! Sad though that we won't have a chance to meet up in Michigan this summer.
    oxoxo
    Janet

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  3. Yes.....I guess this means I will be in NM and not here......I am sorry to miss you......really sorry to miss an 'up north' Michigan summer......I wish I could be two places at once! We'll keep in touch! oxoxoxo

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  4. how exciting. really. its like opening the door to a cage and watching a bird fly off reading these words. you will indeed find adventure and i shall very much like to read along here in blogland. x

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  5. Rachelle your words are so lovely here.....I shall keep that image in my mind as I leave this place......it has been a nice cage.....but a cage never the less......it's funny tho.......I think the door has always been open.....I just never noticed it before......

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