Sep 29, 2018

And Life Goes On...

You can break down and cry, but you have to 
get back up and start living again, because life goes on. 
 In three words I can sum up everything 
I’ve learned about life.  It goes on...

Ever since leaving Branson I have been sad.  Sad 
because I left behind so much.  I who am never attached 
to any place became very attached to home in Branson,
and to the people.  I know it will be better, but right 
now I am missing a very important part of my life.  

I had purpose and I had a place to go everyday. 
 Now Arvid and I are always together. We do everything 
together. Not bad, but I was used to running a business
 all by myself.  I feel a void, and though I know it will
 be better, for now I am adjusting all over again.

Florida is beautiful. The scenery, everything about it is 
so different than Branson, yet I miss Branson. I miss 
home very much.  I do not feel at home right now.  How
 strange.  My day brightens up when a tenant texts or 
calls me.  Then I feel alive again.  I feel connected.

I know it will get better.  It always does. We move 
from place to place all the time.  Moving to Chicago 
was not something I wanted. It’s what Arvid wanted.  
It’s a beautiful city.  I love it.   I just was not ready 
for another apartment there.  But Arvid is happy.

We have been busy in Fort Lauderdale.  We brought
back a lot of “crap” stuff with us.  Two cars filled so 
now it’s a mess all over again, but getting organized 
little by little.  Sniff is doing better.  Adjusting just
 like me.  Arvid is happy and fully adjusted.  

We do take time to do a few fun things.  Checked
out the neighborhood again and even some of downtown. 
 As I mentioned the downtown area is being built up like crazy. 
 Interesting to see what our old stomping grounds looks like. 

The weather is great, a bit hot but good. 
Scenery is pretty and life goes on. I have to remind
 myself once in a while that starting today, I need
 to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, 
and look forward to what’s coming next.

Life is like a road, there are bumps, 
there are cracks, there are roadblocks, but the 
only important thing is that it keeps going...