Thought I would give you an update as to what my future holds.
After a long day of being off in a cloud somewhere trying to figure stuff out, I have learned to stop trying to find loopholes and force what I really really wanted and go with what has unexpectedly presented itself to me. After all, the whole point of what I am doing is to remain open to the opportunities which present themselves and trust that I will get what I need when I need it.
What I was planning was to go back to Oregon for eight weeks to see some of my favorite faces and places while doing some of my favorite things, which include, but are not limited to: champagne/bike rides/ dinner by Weadge/ McMenimans fire pit and soaking tub/Smith Rock/hanging upside down on the monkey bars in the late night hours and swinging on the swings… maybe even jumping off/ and of course being rowed around the Deschutes River in a canoe while my good friend calls me Princess…. and Rice Milk Coconut Matte Lattes. Sounds fun, right?!?!
I had a place all lined up to stay and was beginning to look for work too….
Then, I got an unexpected opportunity to do something really great while being paid and having a place to stay here in Minnesota for the summer. ”Okay”, I thought… “So I will go to Oregon for like ten days before coming back here to MN to begin work.” I began looking up plane tickets and it turns out they are like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more expensive than one way tickets. So much so, that all of my wicked hard work as a dish fairy will not pay for the whole ticket, not to mention the fun things I wanted to do for myself in Oregon. *Sigh*
I guess this is where I surrender to allowing the Universe to bestow me with the blessings I didn’t even know I needed.
Here’s the current plan:
I will go up to a resort kind of summer town here in Minnesota and be a shop/inn keeper of sorts. A friend I made here said she would love to have someone like me running her business over the summer. It’s full-time AND I get paid AND there is a choice of four bedrooms for me to sleep in(right in the shop)… When I told my house host of the offer, her face lit up, “That is one of my favorite places in the whole state. You’re gonna LOVE it.. It’s BEAUTIFUL and there are TONS of people there during the summer season.. Oh man to live there AND get paid during the summer… that’s AWESOME!!!!”
Though I eagerly await my trip to Oregon, I really am excited for my current adventures. My boss is AMAZING! Her daughter and family live right across the street… It’ll be so GREAT!
Boy oh boy though when I thought of returning to Oregon for a stint did my heart salivate… I was so elated to see the place I consider home… and the people who are a big part of that…
Dear Oregon Friends: I am so happy to see you… it’ll just be a few more weeks… sometime in June. I have to make enough money to pay for it all first. I was talking to my future boss today and she said I could leave for Oregon at some point in June and in the meantime she has TONS of work that I can do for her…. which is good news, and besides… Now I won’t have to worry about finding work and can totally be available and mostly worry free for a reeeeeeeeeal nice time.
Didn’t get what I thought I wanted (right now), but I think I got what I needed… and that seems pretty sweet.
Maybe I can find someone with a canoe to row me around the lake … and maybe if I’m really lucky, they will feed me champagne and call me Princess. Here’s where the power of intention comes into play. ;)
There’s your update. Sorry it’s not all poetic, just wanted to keep you posted. :)