I’m interested in change, metamorphosis, exploring the big shifts along the path. Some changes fall in our laps, others we seek out. Some are challenging, others a thrilling or terrifying ride. I strive to embrace change, and live a little deeper, a bit wider, somewhat louder, definitely more fully.

I had a major life change in 2014. My second grandchild was imminent, and because both of our children were in the same city 1000 miles away, it was time for us to go too, leaving our home town of 32 years to make a whole new life. We packed up a life, put everything in an array of storage places, sold a house, moved – six months apart from each other, making it more complicated. Then I reinvented my identity, reoriented myself to new surroundings, experiencing a journey that went from scary to surprising, from creative to confusing – but fun, mostly fun. My goal is to take note, to look around, to examine, and then write write write. And finally, after so many years of scribbling in private notebooks, to put it out there where people can read it. Because that, for me, is the ultimate metamorphosis.

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Moving a life in 80 boxes. And a big truck.