Since I started writing this blog, I have shared some pretty major stuff with ya’ll: nervous breakdowns, graduations, kidney transplants, book releases, job changes.
Now I have another one to share with you: Patrick has been offered a job in Destin, FL, which he’s accepted.
We are leaving Kansas City the weekend of May 14. This is quite a game changer for us-- we’ve never lived anywhere outside our beloved little corner of flyover country. When I was a kid, I always dreamt of traveling, of settling down someplace exotic. (I don’t know if Destin qualifies for everyone, but it’s definitely exotic to me.) When I graduated from high school, I watched as friends went off and got to experience exciting new cities while I stayed behind, wrestling with health stuff and life stuff.
I’ve continued to wrestle with these things, even up to this day. But Patrick and I are as healthy as we can possibly be at the moment. This is our chance, and we’re taking it.
A clean slate-- quite literally. It’s so expensive to move everything, we are only taking what we can fit in our two cars. (Mainly: clothes, cats, computers, and some cooking utensils.) Everything else, we’ve either sold or donated.
So a grand adventure awaits us on the Gulf Coast: new jobs, new friends, and new opportunities. I’m both nervous and excited.
As for writing-- for those of you so patiently awaiting the completion of the O4S series, Coyote and I will continue our Friday night jam sessions via Skype. Coyote and I been friends for 11 years now, writing together for 9. All those major life events I mentioned above? We’ve managed to weather those together. I think we can handle this one. I’m also hoping the new challenges and the change of scenery will help jog my creative juices. I’ve been in a bit of a rut for almost two years. So we’ll see what happens.
Here’s to seizing the day! If such opportunities ever come your way, I hope you seize them too.