Tuesday, July 13, 2010


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?]


laura b. said...

Isn't it amazing how things change, over a relatively short period of time?

We just had a nice shake last week down here! No damage, just some rattling around :-)

Tell us how you really feel about Comcast, please.

Churlita said...

I lived in California for 3 years and never felt an earthquake. The only place I have felt one? Iowa. So strange.

Ananda girl said...

Hi! Thanks for the mention. I am often amazed at things we seem to have in common.

I grew up there in CA and SF is one of my favorite places on earth. Earthquakes are a real trip... but the thing about them generally is that they are over about the time you figure out where to run.

I too am cautious about my new relationship... taking clues from how he behaves. Randy is not one who likes to be alone much. But he will get up and go take a nap without saying anything. I found that odd at first, now I am used to it.

So much to learn... so much new. Volunteering is a great idea! You do good, you feel good and you meet new good people. I'm going to take a cue from you on this one and give that a go myself. Thanks!

NoRegrets said...

Things change so damn quickly Laura!
Churlita... hmm... wonder if that'll be the case for me. 20 years? You think?
Ananda, yes, things are the same-ish - very odd. Though from the way it appears, your transition is easier.