Showing posts from May, 2013

Meet you at the beach~

For the 3rd time in my life, I have moved to a state where I knew no, or few people. When I recently moved to Charleston, my daughter was already living here. But I have previously moved to 2 states where I knew only the person I was working for. While that sort of thing might scare some people, it's holds an strange excitement for me. I am the type of person who can meet people and make friends anywhere. My good friend MW used to tell me in Atlanta, "everywhere we go you see someone you know". It happened a lot. But here, I am meeting new people, with their own stories and interesting facts to tell. Saturday, being as windy as it was, I set off for Folly Beach, sure that I would find the crazy surfers. Nothing seems to deter them, and I was in the mood to take some pictures. Behind the lens is one of my most fave places to be, and I was needing some of that therapy. But on my way I turned down a road I had seen several times, and my curiosity finally got the best of me.

The long and winding road.......

My road has taken me many places in the last 10 months, and I will try to update you bit by bit, while not overwhelming you.  Most recently the road has taken me to a new state; geographically, spiritually and emotionally.  I will be 50 years old in 6 days, and while that was not the reason I began a new chapter in my life, it has become  a cornerstone of sorts.  My ex moved here in July of last year for work, and in October my 19 year old daughter R moved here to get a fresh start as well. This move has been (to quote a very good friend) cathartic for me. It has renewed my relationship with my daughter, restored a bit of my sanity and emotional stability and shown me who my true friends are. We all have those moments-the ones where we are faced with the decision of which fork in the road to take. We never know sometimes until it is too late if we have taken the right one or not, we have to trust our instinct, but mostly our hearts. My heart led me down the right road this time,