"I go to nature to be soothed & healed,
and have my senses put in order."
And boy did I need to put my senses in order! Today was my first opportunity to get out in nature in far too long! I've been busy as usual, with work and finally with unpacking. It has been a stressful transition, my moving to Santa Fe. Finding affordable housing was the hardest part. I thought I had found a place and had my car packed after moving out of my little temporary casita... only to find the place filthy when I got there. The whole interaction I had with the owner of the place had been odd from the start (she doesn't live in town, and I was largely dealing with her friend here, it took a week to hear back on my credit & ref check, and there were some odd things written into the lease.) To find the place a mess the day I was supposed to move in (with my car loaded with all my belongings) was the final straw! I certainly did not want to be in a lease situation with a flaky landlord. At this point, I was beyond stressed... work had been extremely busy, and to not have my own place to come home to was pushing me toward the edge! "Things are not supposed to be this difficult," I said to myself... so I gave it a timeframe. 1 week. If I didn't find a decent place in one week, I was packing up & heading back to San Diego for a re-group, and then likely back to the travel job. Well, thank goodness, I found a place 2 days later. Whew! So, after almost a month here, I finally have a cozy little place. It's very cute... and at roughly 450 square feet, very tiny!
It's also a bit more than I had anticipated, which means I may have to pick up a few more shifts at work, but I suppose a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do. The really good news is my ceramics classes start next week, and for that I am excited! That is really one of the main reasons for moving here, you know. Well, that and the close proximity to the most beautiful (see above) escapes in nature which soothe my soul, feed my spirit, and put a little joy in my heart!
(Ok... maybe the red chile has a bit do do with it, too!)
Hope you are all doing well!