At the end of July, I moved more towards Orlando. It was very interesting driving away from Gainesville the night of the 30th. I was exhausted from the move and the cleaning and had the three cats in the car in two cages, which they never like – I was stressed. Yet, I was relieved. It just felt right to be driving away. Driving away from a place that, though I’m sooo eternally grateful for, really was all about cancer and not much of a life.
I’m currently staying at my mother’s. I will eventually move near or in Orlando but I have another surgery, my 6th though this one is more minor, in mid-September so it makes sense to be here through that. Hers is not the most happening area, but I’m very happy to be here. It’s great to spend time with my mom. I can’t picture a world without her and don’t want to, so to be near is a blessing. Between us, we have a combined 6 cats (thank goodness the house is a good size) – who are miraculously getting along famously! (I did not see that coming! Excellent surprise. I’d love to post a picture of all 6 cats but I assume hell will freeze over before they all sit for that photo-shoot moment. )
Fine Folks & New Possibilities
This area does hold a place in my heart. I know truly lovely people that live around. They are a cast of characters, a bit like Heart of Dixie from the quirky not the southern, but I loved that show and I love these folks. It’s nice to be welcomed into a fold where everyone thought of me during my surgeries and greets me whenever they see me with big, warm hugs and home cooking that well exceeds my skill set. 🙂
I haven’t explored the areas in and around Orlando yet but hope to do so to get thoughts on where I’d like to end up. I’ve always thought Winter Park is nice but there could be other nice areas around that I don’t even know exists. I’ll have to make exploring a priority. (Maybe I’ll do some tomorrow.) I have targeted where I’d like to work and am just starting that ball rolling, so fingers crossed. More details if (when!) it happens.
As my best friend, Jed (Jedly!), and I like to discuss, I feel there’s momentum, and momentum is very powerful.