Accept for the place that I chose to live being even better than I thought it would be and my friend Jesse being better than I thought he would be....Nothing is even remotely like I had planned. And I planned so perfectly. Some of it's for the best and some of it downright sucks.
It seems that while I was busy making these plans I pinched a nerve in my neck. I didn't even realize it at first but a few weeks later I found myself in the most excruciating pain I had ever known. It actually turned into quite a big deal causing me to scrap much of what I had worked so hard to plan. I'm still in the middle of this whole experience and I might have to get surgery to correct the problem. But, I'm really hoping and praying it won't come to that.
I am the least patient person I know and maybe the universe wanted me to learn to be patient because I literally had to force myself to slow down. Build my little teaching business at a fraction of the speed I normally would. Go to 1/3 of the events I wanted to attend. And just change my mindset a bit.
Personally, I'm not crazy about it. But, you know what I realized? Everyone here on the Eastern shore moves slower...It's a whole different lifestyle. There are much less people and you rarely find yourself stuck in traffic. People are on time to their jobs and other appointments but nobody is going to drive like a crazed- outlaw to make it happen. It's kind of nice.
I didn't really notice just how different it was over here until I crossed the Bay bridge and headed back into the real world...WOW Everything was so fast and loud and bright..So 2014....So normal.
Maybe my forced change of lifestyle happened for a reason. Maybe the universe is teaching me that life isn't one big race around a giant track.
I've met so many people in the art world here which is bigger than I thought and I'm very excited that I have been invited to take part in so much of it.
But, I definitely have more time on my hands than I like which leads to bouts of homesickness and because I'm not physically at my best or making as much money as I would be- I can't visit. UGH! Not now. So, a bit of boredom mixed with homesickness and lots of new interesting people and a whole new life.....It could be a lot worse!You just can't plan this kind of stuff or the feelings that go with it. So far, I don't have any regrets. I'm happy that I'm here....I know that I'm part of something special.
And before I start my own "Woe is me" party. Let me add that in between docs. and chiropractor visits I've gone to more festivals in the past 2 months than I have in my whole life (I think). If you look at my pics on facebook, you will see all the cool things I've done and the beautiful places I've been. I have opened my own studio downtown which I love. And, I work at a dance studio one day a week coaching voice and acting. I have more appointments and lunches set for next month with people who may want to incorporate my music/acting program into their school or organization. And, this weekend, a road trip to Virginia So, imagine what I'll accomplish when I have 2 working arms. (HAHA)
I really do have wonderful plans for the months ahead but, I'm trying to take it all with a grain of salt....Life my jump in and completely change it all again? I guess it's all part of the ride.
Well, thanks for reading!