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Soul Trippin'


Monday, November 19, 2012

Ah, my beautiful SparkFriends. I have *missed you all sooo so much.

For those of you who have been wondering why I fell off the face of the earth, I am going to share with you the (very ) short form. Short, simply because my time is just that at the moment. Hopefully, the near future will change that. But, for now, this is what has been happening with me.

In July of this year, I left both an unhealthy environment - and an unhealthy relationship - with someone who remains very near and dear to my heart. Sometimes doing the right thing hurts, and I did what was right for me and my kids; even though it hurt me terribly to do so.

I relocated from Michigan back to the West Coast; which is where I have spent the vast majority of my life. It is, and has always been, my home. I left behind family, treasured friends, and - quite frankly - a fairly cushy existence. A Gilded Cage is still a cage.

I had lined up two places for my children and I to stay, and two different jobs. I believe in always having a contingency plan. Unfortunately, all of my plans and contingency plans failed after I arrived back on the west coast. In spite of my best efforts, my children and I ended up staying homeless shelters for a couple of months while I worked my way into enough pay checks to get back on my feet.

We have our own apartment, now. It is quite lovely; having just been fully renovated right before we moved in. We are adding furniture as circumstances and paychecks permit. :) I make quite a good living, but have a lot of furniture to acquire. Life is comfortable, and we are settling in quite nicely. So, please, no one worry.

Sadly, while I was able to remain focused on solutions while we were going through these arduous times, my diet was not entirely under my control. I have gained back some weight, but I fully intend to re-divest myself of those added pounds as soon as possible. After all, I have a reputation to maintain. :)

I don't know what I weigh, and I have no scale at present; but I know it is a little over 200 lbs, just by the fit of my clothes. Having said that, I am back in control of my diet and my time away from work is - once again - my own. I have my trusty pair of free weights, and am re-assessing my workout so that I can begin building up a routine that starts where I am, and not where I was.

I appreciate all of you so much, and look forward to the time when I can keep regular contact with everyone again. Bear with me, my friends. I will return more frequently than I have over the last few months, but I do not yet have internet in my home, so daily updates and tracking are still on hold.

Until we can share our stories again, please just know that you all remain in my thoughts, and that I very much look forward to sharing this journey with each of you once more!

Best wishes to each of you on your journeys to good health and personal happiness!
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OKIE30 12/11/2012 8:10PM

    You're still a wonder, woman!

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RGEETING 11/29/2012 6:49PM

    Great to hear from you again! :-) You're doing well, my friend! Glad to hear that you have a bit more stability again - a home and paychecks! :-)

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JINLYNN 11/20/2012 1:41PM

    So happy to hear from you again. I have missed you, and am glad to hear that you are doing okay.
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MARTY728 11/20/2012 12:57PM

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_RAMONA 11/20/2012 11:07AM

    You are such and amazing woman!!! Your grace, strength and dignity touch me deeply. I can only pray that hsould I be tested that could rise as do you (I am so glda to hear you once again have a roof of your own over your head)! I continue to hold you up in prayer (and look forward to your return)...

May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May you be overwhelmed by the grace of God as it simply "overtakes" you moment by moment... rather than being overwhelmed by the cares of life!

May you all have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
Ramona

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HIPPICHICK1 11/20/2012 10:24AM

    So glad to hear from you! Best of luck in your new home and may you feel and manifest the blessings of the Goddess every day.
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MILFORD 11/20/2012 4:17AM

    I have thought of you often and send positive vibes, so I am glad to hear you are getting back on your feet. YOu, of all people, have the power to do anything!

Chat soon

me

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ANGGEL40 11/19/2012 10:56PM

    I am so glad you are doing ok...I have been missing you...you are amazing..May God continue to Bless you and your family!

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