Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and a good stiff Tea

Ever want to give yourself a raging headache?

Try relocating, planning a wedding, and working full time hours at the same time.

Blogging, I fear, has taken the back seat on that priority list.  Though I'd love to tell you all about a great trip to Disneyland with a good friend I had on Sunday - and I'd LOVE to throw up montages I've been working on about previous trips. But honestly - I haven't worked on any of that. Having time for myself hasn't been plentiful lately.

All that said, I have managed to stick to my promise to take 30 minutes out a day just for me.
Usually this involves a great cup of tea, something to do with water, and a book that has nothing to do with Washington, travel, or weddings, etc. Lately, that book has been the first in the Kingdom Keeper's series. A book series ment for young adults, the premise is basically "What if the park came to life after all the guests left?" Perfect for an imagination like mine that needs an escape.

Disneyland on Sunday was a great escape. It wasn't as sad as I thought it would be to say goodbye to all the places there I know so well. They were an escape when I needed it most, a place to make memories with the ones I love, and a place that allowed my imagination to roam free, if only for a little while. Where Mice could fight fire-breathing dragons, and win.

Like many other things here, I'll be taking Disneyland and all the memories I've made there with me. I'll be writing for the magazine from a distance, and I'll visit as often as I can. Pluto danced with me and I couldn't think of a better way to cap off my Disneyland day.

But this experience has been an enlightening one as well. I've caught up with a few long distance friends that I've truely missed, and found comfort in their ongoing support. I've needed a big life change for a while and they don't get much bigger than this.

Do I miss single life? Sometimes a little (I don't miss dating - just the simplicity of it in a few ways). But mostly, I can't help but feel incredibly grateful for all the support and love in my life.

And all of the wonderful indicators that I'm heading the right direction.

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