Wow! It has been a long time since my last post. I am beyond lame.
I remember having a fantastic venture in Oregon with my sisters. Yoga in Bend was exceptional, beers with friends/family and just being in Oregon was inspirational. I loved the weather. I considered it as a possible relocation city. I liked the idea of Eugene and seeing two of my sisters frequently. Bend was more intriguing, though, truth be told. It had a very inviting vibe.
I returned to the desert to encounter more of the summer's intensity. There was a brief reprieve. In this case, I was able to sleep in my bed for about two weeks before the insanity returned. I have a small place but the a/c is inadequate. It's more comfortable to sleep in my living room on a sleeping bag than in my bedroom. I tried it. I tried to make it work. But, I would wake up, every hour, on the hour due to heat. I found that if I moved my sleep space to the living room I could at least sleep. It hasn't been wonderful. It's been doable. I've created other issues to deal with since I sleep on the floor. Lack of circulation. Apparently, I like to sleep with my arms under my pillow or crooked into awkward positions. I wake up from my hand being "dead". It is frustrating!
I ran a half marathon in Colorado. The fourth time I've run this particular half. It is a great course, well supported and beautiful. I was fortunate to spend a couple of days with friends in addition to the race. We checked out a few new spots in the city and I was sad when I had to return to the heat. Four days in Denver was not enough to say the least.
I returned home and it seemed a little cooler. For the first time since June I could sleep in my bed. It felt amazing and I stopped having circulation issues. I knew it was in my mind as the heat index spiked and I am, again, sleeping on the floor. Two more months of heat.
It's been an interesting summer. I thought it would be my last, here, as I always have the urge to travel, relocate, begin again. I don't know how it will happen, it just does. Then, I had an opportunity present itself in Phoenix. I tweaked my resume and applied. I remembered, thinking, I do know how to apply myself and I forgot how much I enjoy it.
For the foreseeable future, Phoenix is my home. I am thankful to be here and excited about the new job. It involves wine, travel and more wine. Of course, I was interested in this job.
I will return to posting more. Perhaps more about all of the delicious wine I encounter. I think my travel will be in a holding pattern for a few months. Commitment to work trumps my desire to run free.