Tag Archives: New Beginnings

Okay that was a longer break than I had anticipated, but in the end I realized it was what I needed. Sold a house, moved across the country, and finished school. Endings and beginnings are difficult, exhausting and somewhat exciting, depending on how you choose to look at them. I'm still deciding on the  exciting part.

Things in general are rolling along. I've started a podcast, My Views, Extended. I'll have links when the first episode is posted. It will consist of possible extentions of this blog or other topics, that I feel will come across better in voice. Or if I'm honest, it will be a quicker and easier format than blogging. Record it and post it. Permissions for songs/music, getting all the legal ducks in a row is the hold up.

I'll get back to My views, of course. Recipes, because the holidays are coming up and I just like to share what works out in the kitchen (and sometimes what doesn't). Reviews of products that I love/like. And anything else that I find interesting/exciting. Maybe sippets of poetry or other writing. Who knows? I'll also finish out my vacation series from earlier in the year. Hopefully someone visiting, or wanting to visit can get some use out of the series.

Finally, I'm not a huge fan of the various other social media platforms but they are necessary in this day and age of business. So, I will try to be more interactive on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. I'm still working out how and the frequency but there it is, and so it will be.


Till next time,


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell these past few months have been interesting. I'm making more changes, when it comes to my future and being able to get the heck out of this city. I'm grateful for much of what it has given me, but if I stay here, I will shrivel up and die.

Okay, that's a bit dramatic but sometimes it feels like it. The job opportunities are just not that plentiful. I'm know some of you have felt the same way about where you live or have lived. Many say you can find happiness where ever you are, you just have to look for it. Unfortunately it's not always that simple. I need a consistent income, not sporadic or insignificant. It also needs to be in something that I enjoy doing, not just to pay the bills, even though that is important and should go without saying. I've been there and done that. Many of us go to jobs everyday that we hate, or we like the job but can't stand the people we work with. If I don't have to do that any longer and can find an opportunity to change it, why wouldn't I?  So now that the papers are signed & everything is a go....

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I'm going back to full-time school, again. I'm taking a fast-track, full-time, 1 year, Web Developer Program. Pretty much the entire 12 months, with days in between the semesters.

Going back to school was never completely off the life list. But if it was going to happen, I thought it would be for reasons other then necessity and in the future. I've wrapped my head around it and am happy with my decision. When life is pushing you in a direction, other then where you want to go, sometimes you actually have to change direction.

I'm not giving up on my writing because that is what I love and truly feel that is what I'm meant to be doing. But I'll have to go back to writing around a regular school/work/volunteer/life schedule. Wish me luck, good grades and a solid job at the end because I'm going to need it. Writing, Web Developing, Photography, Art, Animals. A nice combination on my way to full time entrepreneurship. That is the end goal, for this chapter of my life.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASong of the Week: Don't Stop Believin' - Journey: Greatest Hits. Watch Don't Stop Believin' (Live in Japan). (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. Links may be affiliate links.)

Till Next time,