Here's what I know about my life right now.
1. I am alive.
2. I write books.
3. I like to sing and write songs
4. I love people--maybe a little too much.
That seems like a reasonable list, when I really look at it. But, the foundational things that have really defined my sense of safety... being in a long term relationship, a nice town home that I love, two pets and an expected future... those things are gone as the move has been completed and my ex and I are restablishing who and what we are on our own.
I'm now renting a cute little space, an ocean themed room separated from a friend's lake home by a garage and staircase, and I keep trying to feel at home and failing so miserably. Of course, it's not been long, only a few days, really, but my sense of loss and, dare I even say, abandoment of/by my own life is a good bit overwhelming in the moment. I find myself praying that it eases, even just a little, every day, and I'll admit that I haven't been doing much positive self talk or good energy building or optomistic thinking lately, but this is mostly due to the fact that I just plain haven't been able to. The end of the life I've known for the last decade is maddeningly harder to handle than I thought it would be. Things were a lot easier to handle when I was still in the home I knew, after all. That security really made the rose colored glasses more comfortable to wear.
SO, now what? For one, this crappy weather absolutely needs to let up. We need weeks of sun and warmth so that I can visit the dock and do some praying and soul searching. For another, I need to get internet connected somehow. I've run into some difficulties with that, at the present moment, and though I have access here at work, I'm going to have to do a little research to figure out how to make that happen where I am living. I shall, though. Where there's a will, after all.
It's just me and my little orange tabby and the decade of my thirties to either dread of look forward to. I will tell you what, there is no way I'm going to be defeated, but gosh, I need to get over this emo slump, because I love being happy, and this heartache business is pissing me off.
Anyway, I'll post pics of the living space as soon as it's doable, and maybe I'll do some video blogging, which I've wanted to pull off for a while now. I need a new project to keep me sane, I think. Plus, you know, there's the whole writing of book three thing, which, God grant me the inspiration to carry out further. I will see this book completed, my loves. You can bet on it.
I love you guys. I miss everyone. Wish me luck and pray for me on this new adventure in life. Little miss crabby/weepy pants here needs to get a grip ASAP.