Taking the Time

It’s quite obvious that I’m not the most dedicated blogger.  When I started this page, it was with the intention of sharing my adventures with cyberspace and putting my words and thoughts out there.  I have done quite a lax job of that since my last post was nearly two years ago.  For reasons unknown to me, I’m finding some desire to begin blogging again and so here goes.

Since my last post, we arrived in the East Bay area of northern California where the home I thought was secured for my daughter and I was stripped away the day we were to arrive in town.  We grabbed a hotel and had a whopping four days to find a place to live, buy a car, find people to help unload my U-haul and get our California dreaming life started.  And it all worked out just as it should.  We got a car, signed a lease and turned the truck in with a few hours to spare before I would be tagged with a $150.00 a day rental fee for going past my due date.  WHEW!!!

Northern California (east bay in particular) turned out not to be the place that my daughter and I wanted to live so we lived out our first year there with me traveling for work as much as I could and her hanging in there and working as much as she could until, at last, we finished out our first year there and off we went to Southern California which is where we are today.

Living in south Orange County has proved to be an experience in itself.  Becoming part of the community is much easier said than done.  It’s taken me a long time to get to a point where I even want to call this place home and even now, I have every intention of moving back north somewhere.  My daughter on the other hand will stay down here.  She has found herself completely at home here.  For me, I need more seasons and less consistency in the weather.  I need a smaller community with more open minded and open heart people.  Don’t get me wrong…the people here are so nice and I have met a handful of wonderful people I happily call my friends.  However, I don’t get that feeling of community that I crave and so, as soon as my daughter is out on her own, I’ll be off and running again; searching for that place I can call home.  I can see it in my head and feel in it my heart.

As far as my travels since leaving North Carolina, I have been to many places and I want to share some of my incredible adventures with you. Look for new posts very soon with lots to share about amazing places I’ve had the true pleasure to visit in the last two years.  Until then…

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