May 8th, 2006

Brown-eyed Stare

Opdate, Daily Om & other Om-ish stuff

It's Monday, and I'm at work; that alone is damn good, considering I'm
still very tired (yes, this virus is still kicking my butt, and I still
have a touch of sore throat, as well as this raging cough-headache.
Bleah. I am SO ready to be done with it!!).

It's okay though; I'll nap at lunch (yea, sleep!), & head home to rest
some more after work.

Eastern WA was fun this weekend (thank you Jesse!! *kiss*) and I want to
write about it later. There were many times I'd wished I'd brought a
good camera - SO many beautiful vistas that just asked to be shot. I'm
realizing that I *need* a digital camera. Soon, hopefully.

In reading the Om for today, I was a bit saddened. I've come to realize
that the extensive "support" structure I had in MI was something that
took me a while to build, and I had no idea how good it was until it was
gone. I'd hoped I could recreate quickly here in Seattle, but that's
not been the case. True, some things here became strong quickly, but so
many others that I'd thought were stable have just.... evaporated. Many
things and people here are *not* what they'd seemed to be, and that's
been hard. Life has been somewhat easier as I've settled into my new
home and solidified a few relationships (& they *do* bring me support
and love). But the close, deep friendships and family-like social life
I left behind in MI are very different from what I've found here. I do
appreciate the support here, even as I mourn what has been lost, there.
It's bittersweet, and I just wanted to acknowledge both parts.

Have a good week, all.


DAILY OM:

The Power Behind Us: People That Support Us

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