Really, it all comes down to money. The need of money.
And the friends part, too. It’s really not complicated.
So, one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to be a consistent blogger (and vlogger). I’ve not struggled with the latter but the former… well, this is my first blog post of the year. Day #10 …
My goal is twice a month. I was going to go for once a week, but maybe that’s pushing it.
I find blogging to be a bit difficult, particularly because I already keep a journal (there’s a lot of writing that goes on in my life) and I vlog on my YouTube channel… which is a lot of time consumption, especially with the whole editing process.
It can wear a person down. It’s a lot of work…staring at a screen for hours and hours…..and hours…
Welcome to the digital age, I guess.
But still, on a blog I can share my thoughts better and also post a lot of pictures – besides using Instagram.
And here I write again – about moving back to Colorado 😀 😀 😀
To stay permanently? No.
To work? Absolutely. I shall be working at the same place as before – at the YMCA of the Rockies.
…that’s the plan, anyway. (Hey, HR Office – if you’re reading this, PLEASE give me a call back ASAP!!)
I worked there last year from the end of summer until mid December, flew home and spent Christmas and New Year’s with my family, and, if things turn out as planned, I will return to work there again by the end of February/early March and stay til at least the end of April.
There’s been a lot that’s led up to this choice. For one thing, going to Europe wasn’t working out. I lack the funds. Sure, I worked for a few months but money just somehow managed to slip through my fingers. It has a way of doing that sometimes.
Secondly, I had planned this big trip to South America – Ecuador, in particular. I already booked the ticket, and the plan was, to save up money until it was time to leave. However, I’m afraid that this, too, isn’t working out. You see, my car broke down and is completely unreliable anymore and I have no car.
And I need a car.
Having a car is essential.
An absolute must, particularly for an American.
Like, no car = no work… almost.. in most cases… my case, at least.
Simply put: I NEED A CAR.
But without no means of transportation here at home, how am I supposed to get to work to save for a new car?
Answer: move back to Colorado where I’ll be guaranteed a job.
It isn’t just by this reason alone that I make my choice, however. I have been praying about the whole traveling to South America trip, and while it felt right at the time… it was beginning to feel as if I jumped the gun… got ahead of myself… the timing was beginning to feel.. well, not right.
I love traveling, but … I love a lot of other things, too. I love art. I love music. I love writing. I love taking pictures. I love reading. I love meeting people. Travel isn’t more loved that these… I don’t set traveling on a pedestal above all my other loves. I love it just the same as the others.
Sometimes, it’s hard for me to know what the right, best thing to do is.
I reached out to the one whom I knew I could depend upon: God.
And he heard me. He listened. He heard my cries and listened to my prayer, asking for help, for guidance, wisdom, answers… if he wanted me to go on this trip, let nothing (and I mean NOTHING) stand in the way, and allow me to save money for this trip.
A few days later, my car’s engine blows up while driving on the interstate. A mechanic took a look at it, “It’s done for.”
Funny how these things seem to happen at the weirdest times. When I first got the news I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry and said so.
I ended up just laughing hysterically.
There’s of course a lot more to the story than what meets the eye but I haven’t the time to write about it all, and also would prefer to keep some of this information (as it happens to be personal) private.
Best rest assured, dear folks, what has happened is for the best and has determined my fate for the next several months to come! 🙂
Hmmmm, now I need to be thinking about what car to buy… an SUV? 😀