As it turns out, quitting one job, moving to a different state, and starting a new job all takes a lot of brainpower. Even if it’s just for a few months.
See, change isn’t something I’m really that great with. And, I’m one of those homebody types of people who is perfectly happy to stay home and watch the wind blow through the hay fields and know that the world is going on somewhere beyond the peaceful valley where I live. Plus, I have a big family. That means that I’m kinda like, well, one of the pack. As in, basically whenever I do go somewhere new I have a half a dozen siblings I can hide behind, follow, or lean on.
The problem is, that’s not extremely conducive to being a well-balanced adult. The rest of my siblings are fine with forging out on their own, being all adultish and taking the lead. And, while I’ve done a lot of things – like go to South America for two months, or Asia for four weeks, or cooked for 150 people for seven days – I’ve always had a sibling close by.
So, this year seemed like the perfect time to step out and do some things without siblings. And, in reality, it’s been incredibly fun. (Am I supposed to admit that?) And, while I might have sat in the car trying my best not to cry before going into a new church by myself for the first time, I succeeded and had fun while doing so.
But all that to say, my writing has fallen by the wayside. Cause, ya know, it kinda seemed more important to learn the basics of where to buy food and figure out where to get water then to delve into my delightfully fiction world. Also, my brain can only handle so much, and going from having five co-workers to hundreds kinda filled my brain up a lot.
And now I’ve been here, living in Kentucky for a little over three weeks and pieces of life are finally falling into place. I wake up with enough brainpower not only to pack my breakfast and get out the door on time but also to sit down and blog. I come home from work with enough energy to text my mom and maybe reply to a comment or two on my blog. It’s rather glorious and I’m looking forward to finally getting into routine and being able to work on my writing again.
What have y’ll been up to recently?