Even though I am in the middle of a move and my home looks like Lord Chaos ran rampant in here, I still decided to take on my friends's kids for a sleepover with my little one. As usual, after they were fed and tended to I left them to entertain and socialize and tackled a few projects. It's been cloudy and rainy all weekend but my projects still turned out fairly well. So I'm pleased.
As usual when I'm engrossed in a project, my mind wanders and I think about anything and everything. My thoughts this weekend were centered on family and the future. I'm almost 2,000 miles away from my huge close knit family. I'm a natural wanderer and I've been labeled the family gypsy because I like to get up and go on trips or move to places just like that. I always go back home twice a year and this year is the first time I will miss Christmas.
But I'm trying not to dwell on it. Instead I'm trying to focus on what lies ahead of us the next few months. I'm taking on classes to assist in a career change, we're relocating closer to another relative from our same hometown also missing the closeness of family, and I'm trying to live a life as simplistic and eco-friendly as possible. I don't want to run the rat race forever. I want to enjoy my life no matter what it is I'm doing and who it is I'm doing it with. :)