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So, mine started with:

Migration to Dreamwidth
A new exercise and diet plan which I haven't really touched yet
Resolutions having to do with creative endeavors
...And a killer flu bug + migraine that made me call in sick today.


Also, I think I have all the journals I'm going to make for a while (nicely stickied and put at the top of my post for ease of finding). Not many, but then, I tend to keep things pretty simple. Most of the non-gaming journals have nothing in them yet. But they're there as incentive for me. And hopefully, that will be enough.

Also, a brief rundown of Life Since September.

Grandma passed away in September. I didn't make it out there, but Dad did just in time to say goodbye to her and to deliver my own love to her. He said she opened her eyes long enough to say 'that's nice' and then drifted off.

I went back to AZ during Thanksgiving, both to see the family, and to scatter Grandma and Grandpa's ashes up at their favorite fishing spot in Greer, which is (relatively) near my Aunt's new home in Pinetop, AZ. It's gorgeous up there. The trip was both good and sad, but I did enjoy the break, got to see family, and hung out at Grandma's house with Dad when we weren't up in the mountains.

Which brings me to my next bit of news.

It's probably no secret that although I don't mind Texas, and I like my job (it's just some of the situations that are pissing me off), I really don't have much of a reason to stick around here anymore. I had a few friends when I lived with Catt and Ken; lost all of them because I chose to listen to the ex, and, to be honest...don't really feel a push to go out and be as sociable as I'd need to be to either re-establish those ties, or make new friends here.

And not being able to see Grandma at least once more also pretty well drove the point home.

Which is that, I miss my family. And it really is time to find my spot where I'll be happy to be for the rest of my life.

I've already started my resume, and talked to the family. By the middle to the end of the year, I will, hopefully, be moving. Whether it's back to Tucson (sort of likely), Pinetop (least likely because the job market there is pretty locked up), or Raleigh (Most likely, especially since Dad and I already discussed me taking over the second floor of the house), it won't be to stay here in Texas. It will be where there's a job, because even if I move in with Dad, I'm not going to slack off. I rather value my independence, thanks.

It's time to go to where there are people I care about and care about me. I've been alone long enough.

Of course, if I win the lotto...I just might buy three places and divide my time.

So anyhow, that is the State of the Anne. Carry on! :)

Date: 2012-01-05 02:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cluegirl
I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. I hadn't even known that your Grandpa was gone too. That trip must have been a hard one to make.

And I'm actually glad to hear that you're ready to move on TO something you want now. You deserve to have a good, happy place that you've chosen and built for yourself.

You might be interested in knowing that, in the social work I do hereabouts, I see statistics that suggest that more and more adult Americans are living with their parents these days. In part, this is because of the costs and risks of Geriatric care, and in part it's because the younger generation just can't afford houses anymore, but it seems to me that people are just becoming less afraid of relying on, and cooperating within their family unit now -- that family including parents and Grandparents. A renewed respect for elders, perhaps? Learning to value their experience, and their skills even as we build our own lives?

Perhaps. I hope so. I'd like to see Americans considering each other far less disposable in the future.

One concern I have about everything -- and I'm sure you'll have thought of it, but still; your uncle. That concerns me. A lot. And having mentioned it, you now know everything you need to about what I'm thinking. (Because some things never change between you and me, no matter the distance, do they?)


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