Tuesday, May 4, 2010
week with Shawn
Shawn came to visit for a week. It was actually nice having him around. We lived together for a little over a year, he moved to Dallas with him. I b*tched and complained about it but he was an ok roommate. He really came down to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and my apartment was just a place for him to put his stuff but that's what family is for. As soon as he got into the car last Wednesday, he told me how much he misses Dallas and moving back to Minnesota was a mistake. Then yesterday, Monday night, he told me he put in his application for Americorp to work another year in Dallas with Habitat. It made me think about my decisions, my next step. I cannot work for the same company anymore, been here 6 years. I need change, I need something different but what? I moved down with the idea that after two years, I would move to the West Coast- Seattle or Portland. 4 months until my employment contact is up. I am actually starting to like Texas. HUGE state, tons of activities and places to visit. I have been/will be participating in bike rides around North Texas (Muenster, Mt Vernon, Cedar Hill, Italy, Paris, San Angelo, Burleson, Witchia Falls, Waxahachie, and Cleburne). There are still places in Texas I want to visit- Shiner Brewery, Big Bend and New Orleans. Do I stay in Texas another year or move? I am ready for a change, a new adventure, and I can always come back to Texas. Decisions decisions. May 19th through 22nd, I will be visiting Portland and see if this is truly what I want to do.