15 9 / 2014
14 9 / 2014
First: No, I did not change my plans about moving to SF. Sorry, East Coast.
But this whole moving across the country - it was a change of plans. I moved back to Atlanta after two years of teaching, I moved back to Atlanta to be near friends and family, thinking that’s where I was supposed to end up. And it might still be. It probably is.
Now I’m moving just about as far away as possible.
And to be honest, that was a huge reason I almost (ALMOST) considered not taking this shiny new job.
But I was talking with a friend tonight, and he mentioned feeling the need to retreat home. I realized then that’s exactly what this past 14 months has been.
My two years of teaching were not easy - and not just because teaching is not easy - but for a lot of reasons that just don’t belong on the interwebs. And I was feeling hurt and a little cracked and a lot broken. And I just needed to feel comfortable again. That’s what this year has been - a retreat, of some sort. I needed this year. I needed my people.
So, all of this to say. I’ve realized - yes, I came back to Atlanta to “settle.” But I don’t need to settle yet. It doesn’t mean my time in Atlanta was wasted, or that it wasn’t the best move at the time - it was. I needed this year. And it was a good year.
14 9 / 2014
13 9 / 2014
12 9 / 2014
"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."
11 9 / 2014
"You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room."
10 9 / 2014