This move to Austin has been an amazing experience. I have been trying to practice paying attention and letting things happen when they should vs. when I want. Our potential move was slated for the fall, but job opportunities arose sooner. A resume was submitted and Wally was hired. He was packing up the house and had me selling furniture LONG before the offer was in hand...I smiled at his energy and went with it. I did not need the things to live...so parting with them was ok. We had no plan b really.
When he got his offer, I put out a few resumes and had a call to interview with Dell. They wanted me out pretty fast but I was going to be there the following Monday, could they wait? They could. I interview very well, but I did not really count on having an offer with the first interview in Austin. I was hoping I would because my biggest fear was losing my job. I was containing it and trusting that everything would work out...trying to use what I been taught in recent years...keeping my vibration high, acknowledging my fears but choosing to believe in a good outcome. This entire move has forced me into high gear on this way of thinking (Thank you Karen and Peg!).
Typically, I don't forget to ask when I might hear back on the hiring process, I did this time...then I began to stew a bit. I flew back to Lowell alone. Facing the last packing and dealing with the move was hard...things I am well equipped to do but with some amount of dread...I lean on Wally more than I realized, so again I had to wrestle with choice. I had to recognize my dread, package it up and put it away and just trust...that good was coming...it may not be exactly what I expect but whatever it would be would be good. Mercury is even retrograde...something I did not need but still choosing to believe good. I got the offer and start on April 25th.
My friends here continue to be supportive and caring. I meet weekly for breakfast...there are some dinners...and I am blessed for the friendships we have had here, they are the hardest piece of the puzzle to move away from. To each of you who read this, know we love you and we waited many years partly due to having such great friends here...who could leave you?
I have been packing and cleaning each room...moving toward the final cleanup. Ordering the movers, buying my ticket to fly back. Giving some stuff to a neighbor for free because I don't need it, she does, and it helps me. She does not want to take it without payment, I assure her taking it is payment enough. She works at the local spa and I need a massage so I will see her on Wednesday...I love talking to her and wished I met her sooner.
The weather continues to warm here. Should be in the 70s today. This weekend I opened the blinds and windows and turned on the ceiling fans and brought in the sweet spring air. I am down to the final boxes and should be all packed at my leisure this weekend. I have a hair appointment on Sat. for one last visit with Leah. She told me I am her favorite customer and she is so sad I am going. She loves our talks. I enjoy hearing about her life as well. So many goodbyes. . .
Some chapters in life make so much sense, as this new chapter is. I know moving closer to two of my kids is a good idea. The only better piece would be having all three near. I could not love my kids more. I am not sure how I went this long being so far away from them--as close as we are. It amazes me how I boxed up my emotions to deal with what life dealt me but then when I opened those boxes it rushed right back in...and I remember.
I don't like being separated from Wally either. The good part is, it makes me appreciate him more. So I am counting the days. There are 10 more until I fly back to Austin. A lot can happen in 10 days...but I continue to believe everything happens for a reason and good things are coming my way.
Life is an adventure and I am glad I have new surprises. Wally tells me life with me is anything but dull and boring :-). Look out Austin, here I come.