I haven't had much time to reflect given all the stuff that's been going on, but it's calming down a little. M works from home and keeps the door shut, so I have some 'me' time - though he's just a knob turn away. He tends to be really focused, so I try not to disturb unless necessary. Why it's any different when I'm on the other side of a door versus on the other end of a phone line, I don't know. I guess visual cues that he's busy make me more aware.
Thank you to MRT who gave me connections to two people he knows in SF area. I've now talked with/met both, and it just felt very good to touch base with someone. The woman I met with today especially - very outgoing, very connected, and willing to maintain a 'relationship' with me. I even gave some ideas to her with her projects, so that felt good.
One of my next goals is to find a place to volunteer at (how's that for bad grammar?). Something that will move me forward yet make me feel good too. Actually, typing that I have a few ideas. Maybe I should write them down!
It's very surreal to be here. It seems like forever already, but it's only been less than 2 weeks. Beautiful weather. Friendly people. The potential for an earthquake around every corner.. Seriously, I have on more than one occasion thought to myself what I would do if there were an earthquake NOW. I've given away some moving boxes, but there's still more to be unpacked. It's ok though...
Ananda girl wrote a reflective look back on her blog/life, and it's similar to my story. When I think what I was writing/feeling/thinking 2 years ago... oh my. Since life has calmed down, perhaps I'll start being more entertaining...We'll see.
[btw, Have I told you today how much I hate comcast?]