I left Milwaukee a little before mid April 2018. I had spent 6 months there, basically the whole winter and it was beautiful. Deep down I wanted to leave kicking and screaming but I didn't; I was calm, cool and collected. "This chapter is over. But don't worry, everything works out how it should. You don't understand it now but one day you will", is what I told myself as I boarded my plane (with the biggest knot in my throat) back to El Paso, Tx. See I really loved Milwaukee, everything about it. The history, the culture, the food, the beer and especially the company. And I will admit, I didn't want to leave, I had to. More of that in a different book.
So going back to my last day there I took a snapchat video to keep my spirits up and it's mainly about 2 things, Jeffrey Dahmer and my last meal in Milwaukee. I know, sounds depressing, but it's not. It was a good day.
I have an iPhone8, one of the fabulous birthday gifts I received last October. I love it but I don't know how to use all of it's wonderful functions, yet. Last night I heard it make a ping noise and when I checked it, there was a notification that said I had a new 'Memory'. I clicked and it took me to an album named Memories. I found (and in no particular order) that pictures and bits of my saved Snapchat videos from my Costa Rica trip had been put together as a video montage, complete with music. I couldn't believe my phone did that. It was as if it was alive with feelings. Even though I just got back from Costa Rica a week ago, I got a little emotional watching it. I thought "Wow, I did all that? That's my adventure?!" It was a feeling of happiness mixed with gratitude that gave me that fuzzy feeling. I even said "awe, thank you smartphone. You really are smart." lol.
I've been told I can be unrealistic, over-curious, nutty, a risk taker, generous, a bit strict and dramatic, mean, a super romantic but mainly sensitive. ALL of it is true. I'm sure there are more adjective's I can add but I'll stick to these, I can't deny these. Extreme life changing situations happen to everyone, for me they tend to come in clusters. I really don't watch reality TV because I'm living in my own plot twist, shocking moments and happy endings, everyday. Even the very painful times, I try to [graciously] accept them all. Taking everything bad with the good and vice-versa, because I do believe there is pain in growth and growth is essential to live a life that is worth living.
A very big life change happened a few years ago by my own choice, I quit my full-time, well compensated corporate job of 14 years to become a Dream Planner. What does that mean exactly? I'm not quite sure yet, but it sounds pretty awesome, and I made it my official new title. So now I'm taking my experiences - past & present, my dreams & goals, favorite memories, crazy thoughts, recommendations, advice, travel adventures, well wishes, and sharing how God's unfailing love carry's me through it all. I'm going to write all about it here, my personal blog.