Thursday, October 9, 2014

some crazy changes

There have been a lot of changes around here at Casa de Liz.  The past month or so has been a whirlwind of activity – some good, some … well, not so good.

Mr. C and I decided that we’d like to move back up to northern Maine to be closer to his daughter.  Well, to be honest, he decided and I basically just went along with it – and as our lease was up three weeks or so later, the move came very quickly.  Because of this and the fact that we have no savings, we’ve moved in with Mr. C’s family.  Yup, it’s us, his mom and step-dad and grandmother in a pretty small house.  Plus, we have his daughter every other weekend.  Needless to say, it’s quite the change from having our own apartment.

During the time we’ve been back, I’ve been applying to a few jobs.  The problem with living in a small town is that there aren’t a lot of options for employment.  After making it to the final rounds of a legal job, I ended up not getting it.  I did get offered a work as you train CAN position, but ultimately decided that I wasn’t cut out for that kind of work (especially at minimum wage) and turned it down.  After four weeks of searching and coming up empty, I made the decision to re-apply at Wal-Mart and started my cashier “career” again.

I went through a lot of emotions during this time – sadness, anger, peace, relief, and a little resentment.  I second guessed … well, if not everything, then a lot about decisions I’ve made, plans that I haven’t pursued and just if I’ve made the best decisions that I could about life and how I want to live it.  

Life is slowly beginning to settle and I am currently working on getting a plan of where I’d like my life to head from here.  I guess that’s the thing about life – you rarely end up where you think you will.  It’s all about rolling with the punches and re-adjusting your sails.

*One thing about the move --- no internet as of yet.  I am trying to get a post up at least once a week until we get an internet connection at the house.  After that, I'll start posting on a more regular schedule. Thanks *

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

a joyful life

Hello, hello!  Make sure that you click on my face to the right -----> and head over to my "About" to learn more about me and my internet home here at Somewhere Over Yonder.


noun \ˈji\
: a feeling of great happiness
: a source or cause of great happiness : something or someone that gives joy to someone
: success in doing, finding, or getting something

Joy - so simple an idea, yet so seemingly difficult to obtain. I find that many people,  myself definitely included as this is something I am still working on, just expect joy and happiness to be a given.  That there isn't any work that goes into happiness.

This couldn't be any further from the truth.   Joy is something that takes work (at the beginning at least).  Seriously --- you need to take responsibility for the joy in your own life ... or lack thereof.  If you feel  like you are joyless, then grab life by the horns and make shit happen.

And that's why I decided to start (well, re-start/re-do) Somewhere Over Yonder - to add some much needed joy into my own life as well as helping others figure out how to add some to theirs.  The focus will be on the things that bring me the most joy --- adventuring and the outdoors --- but other tidbits will be thrown out as well.

So, welcome and make yourself at home.  I hope you come back, ask questions, and get something out of my ramblings and musings.