Three years ago, this month, in the midst of preparing to take new steps forward after several months of computer classes...
I took a tumble that put a halt to things for a year, continuing a period of unemployment that began in September 2010.
I did a lot of reading and thinking, during that time, that led to my decision to flee the once great state of California for the land of Texas.
Another year of unemployment and far more serious medical issues, were my reward for daring to dream of making a fresh start in new surroundings.
However, there were other, more pleasurable, rewards that came during my first 20 months as the Mad Houstonian, as I have shared on my 2 blogs.
Here I sit, tonight, 8 months into a new job, with the constant financial uncertainty of being able to pay my few bills and my rent, from month to month.
My walking shoes are in desperate need of replacement and my watch is broke, barely able to tell me the time as it needs replacement as well.
Despite this I have faith and trust that my move was the right one, that I was meant to be where I am as I discovered and had treated my eye and cancer issues.
I have faith that, for my personal and creative lives, Texas is the place for new, more productive and prosperous beginnings, and relationships, in my work life and my writing life.
I have faith that God will guide me toward a better life. It is said that He doesn't give us anything that we can't handle on the road that is our personal journey and I believe I am a better person for all that I have gone through.
The photos are of me on a trip, earlier this week, to sell the last batch of my book collection I am willing to part with.
Half Price Books didn't give me much for them, but every penny helps.
Don't worry, my cat book collection is safe.