I've lived alone for most of the last 22 years, and I thought I had a good job but then a seizure, and my decision to leave the job (A right one, I know).
I thought I was on the right track with my computer training, then I go and do something stupid with my ankle, and it seems all I can think about is how to set things right with that, and where do I go from there.
It's been over a year, now, since my unemployment began.
Sometimes the future has looked very cloudy, to me, making it hard to see very far ahead, or think clearly about a new direction in my life.
I haven't given up, I just don't know the best way to proceed, and that hurts.
I have these little Plaques on my wall....
1. Dream, Believe, Create.
2. Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself.
3. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have!
I've somehow let my ankle worries distract me from doing any of that.
My life is due for a change, maybe several changes, all for the better.
It seems clear that I've come to a Fork in the Road that is the journey of my life.
Now, about that fork, it's at an historic spot in the road in SW Pasadena, Ca., near a major hospital complex, which no doubt makes it convenient in case some idiot in a car goes the wrong way, and gets a Boo Boo, or causes others to get one. ;-D
Pasadena Ave., & St John Ave., are a block apart, and run north to south, until they reach a park that acts as a Median, at Bellefontaine St., causing St. John, on the west side, to continue South to where Pasadena continues south, and Pasadena to be only northbound on the east side..
The 18 ft. silver Fork was a 75th Birthday present a group of friends, known eventually as The Fork in the Road Gang, gave one of the group, a couple of years ago. ;-D
The birthday boy had 1st suggested the intersection needed a real fork 12 years ago. ;-D
When Caltrans finally noticed what they did, they weren't too pleased, and they insisted they take a knife to the fork, and slice it off their property.
But the fork's being so popular with area residents, and passers-by, was a spoonful of good news for the gang, and it was allowed to remain for 6 months.
Eventually the City, and Caltrans, realized how good this tasty tidbit was for the City Diet, and so cooked up an agreement to allow Public Art on this plate, and the creators worked with city engineers, and recently returned to the scene of the original crime to safely, securely, re-stick the fork in it. ;-D
To celebrate its return the group came to Fork Plaza, as it's now called and, working with a local Homeless Service, held a 2 day Food donation drive last weekend.
That's not the only reason to visit this spot, however.
Oh, there an English Tea Shoppe on one corner, but this spot has a history that goes back beyond 1886.
Across from the Tea Shoppe, on the NE corner, of Pasadena, & Bellefontaine, take the time to look around at the ground around you, and you will find a plaque.
St. Andrews is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. ;-D
It's 2nd, magnificent, home, was built in the old part of downtown Pasadena in 1927.