Ch-ch-ch-change

When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be. –Julia Glass, Three Junes

The past year and a half has been challenging for the entire world. Yet, I am my own world. I have always had a tendency to do things differently than “the standard”, and this period of time , this pandemic time (which isn’t over!) is no exception.

I am an acute care RN case manager, which means that I work in hospitals, but don’t have direct patient care. I have seen the front line workers, what they do, their dedication and exhaustion. I am pro mask wearing and pro vaccination. I didn’t, however find myself as one of so many who isolated themselves at home. I couldn’t, if I wanted to keep working in my profession.

What am I getting at, you may be wondering if you’ve read this far? Well, I am the kind of person who likes change. In my youth, I wrestled with this, but now, at the edge of the “golden years” I embrace it. Thus the title of this blog. So, I found a way to have change and adventure by taking on a couple of travel gigs. Just as my husband was returning from a year + position in a city 4 hours away, I decided to work away from home.

So, in 2021, I spent two months in Chattanooga, TN, a city I fell in love with, and plan to return to. I came home for a bit, then spent the summer in Carson City, NV, and although I had some great experiences exploring parts of Lake Tahoe and going to California, I never want to return there. Again, I am home, and am returning to work locally, grateful for the adventure and perspective gained.

I am going to take a solo road trip before I settle down again. I want to write about it, thus my reappearance on this blog. I will make a circular route, taking my time, visiting family and maybe a few friends along the way. I know my approximate route, but am making no advance reservations. I’m looking forward to the adventure of uncertainty.

If you want to come along, follow me.

PEACE

When you are fully present 

and people around you manifest unconscious behavior, you won’t feel the need to react 

to it, so you don’t give it any reality. Your 

PEACE

is so vast and deep that anything that is not peace disappears into it as if it had never existed. 

This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction.

 — Eckhart Tolle

Sayings I’ve found that I really like

Delight in another person is only a reflection of what you have suddenly remembered in yourself. – Rumi

The stereotype of aging as a progressive loss of function is generally true only for people who stop functioning. – the Woman’s Book of Life

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover other’s faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. – Rumi

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia, until we ultimately become enslaved by it.  – Robert Heinlein

When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be. – Julia Glass, Three Junes

Yogini

Have you ever looked back on your life and wondered, wow, how did I get to this place?
I do it all the time, and more and more as I get older. I just turned 64 and perhaps it is making me even more introspective.

How did I get here, calling myself a yogini and ayurvedic practioner, studying Jyotish astrology and practicing meditation? One step at a time, one breath at a time, one experience at a time, one decision at a time.

The stereotype of aging as a progressive loss of function is generally true only for people who stop functioning. – the Woman’s Book of Life