As I wrote, a few weeks before the sun set on my life in California, the state had no-one to blame but itself for my leaving.
As I also wrote...
"I believe that I can find a new life and career, and opportunities to do more with my creative and writing talents as well.
It won't be easy, at first, I know, but...
I believe I can successfully handle all problems that might arise.
I am grateful for all I've had, for all I now have, and for all I shall have.
I thank God for every good thing in my life.I believe God will always make a way where there is no way!
I don't believe in defeat! There is no difficulty that I can't overcome!
Things are not going to fall apart!
If I expect the best, then I will get the best!
The rough is only mental. I think victory, I get victory! THINK DIFFERENT!
I will be bold, and trust that mighty forces will come to my aid!
By moving forward with my life, to Houston, I am taking a deep breath, and taking on a new challenge.
I believe in myself, & have faith in my abilities!
I am The Mad Macedonian and I am a writer."
I believed in something my creative friend JoAnn wrote in a poem... that the present is ripe with great opportunity if I only understood how best to grasp it.
4 years later, at a difficult time in my life, I still believe that there is opportunity for me in Houston though I've not found it yet, or know how to grasp it once it stares me in the face.