It’s Almost Time

As I sit in my nearly empty room, with nothing much left to pack but my clothes, some toiletry items and my desk stuff, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by a sudden wave of nostalgia.

It is time I move on. Renting a room in a house full of people was a phase that served its purpose – it carried me through my divorce and a heavy period of change.

It’s now time to shift into the next phase, the one where I just start living my life rather than navigating the uncertain waters of a transition. Another one.

I also can’t help but think of my first major life gateway: when I moved out of my family home to go live alone with my dad. That was a major one, and probably the hardest one ever. Yet I was only 15 years old.

Steve, my zen buddhist current landlord told me this: “When people start complaining a lot, it just means the relationship has come to an end.” He happened to tell me this when I was complaining about how I could no longer tolerate the rats coming in our kitchen and crawling all over our counters, the stove, on the fridge, etc.  And I was also  gripping about how I was tired of cleaning up after everyone.

But it’s true though, when our tolerance level drops in a relationship, it’s time to move on. It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship it is: a marriage,  a friendship, work, living arrangement – they all come to an end at some point. That bitter end. Often all we need to do is simply acknowledge the relationship served its purpose for growth and it’s just time to move on… What’s sad is how we need to justify the end to ourselves by finding fault in others – rather than recognizing the timing.

It’s nobody’s fault when relationships end. To put blame, or to be frustrated it’s over would be like asking someone a ride to the airport, and then to be mad at them for not getting on the plane with us. All we asked for and needed was a ride to the airport! Facing the Departure sign is the ultimate proof of the end of a relationship.

Movin’ on… A whole new beginning awaits!

I wrote this a few days ago as I was waiting on a friend. I’m now sitting in my new future home dog sitting. Enjoying the new space. And I am at Day 99 of my #100HappyDays Challenge. Imagine that…

My Life – Where it Stands…

Nearly 20 years ago a woman I’d hired as an entertainer for festivals back home in Canada told me I was going to end up living in the South West.

“Phoenix maybe. Or no, I’m thinking more Southern California. Yeah, that’s where you’ll end up. Way South in California, but not LA. No, you’ll be living in San Diego.”

Continue reading My Life – Where it Stands…

Take the Challenge


Twenty six days ago (wait, I have to count) yup, confirmed, 26 days ago I decided to accept the challenge forcing me to seek out what makes me happy.

What the hell am I talking about? It’s the 100 Happy Days Challenge. I’ve agreed to focus on what makes me happy, look for it, and take a moment when it strikes, snap it with my camera (aka my phone) for 100 consecutive days, and then share it on social media with the hashtag #100HappyDays. Boom. Continue reading Take the Challenge

Getting Lucky

Why I love working at Sage Tree Solutions

The job is custom fit to size.

I joined the team and the team immediately allowed me to make the job my own. I was initially hired as administrative assistant/office manager. Let’s face it, I’m not an administrator. And when our talks to move our office to another location showed no signs of fruition, I suggested we move to Co-Merge. Continue reading Getting Lucky

When I grow up I will run away and join the circus…


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