Well, it has been a while since I blogged last & alot has happened. Quit job, moved, found new place to live, traveled to SoCal to visit family for Christmas, found new job - all in 2 months. Love living in Seattle, it is so beautiful here. Got to experience the end of Fall, some snow & Winter so far & it has all been enjoyable - I really missed the seasons. I do miss some of the great people I met on Oahu, but not really missing living there at the moment. The racism, high costs of living & small job opportunities just killed my Aloha spirit. I am also glad to be in a new job that is still in the research administration. Love my new job, still learning how to do things - but the learning curve is more on how they do things since they are not a university & about things I haven't done in years.
One of the goals I have set for this year is to try to blog more. Also want to get back into photography & knitting. Realized recently that life is about enjoying the little things, and I miss enjoying them. My anxiety disorder keeps me from doing so many things I want to do or try to do. I know they are irrational fears and thoughts, but that doesn't always stop them from taking over. I am going to find a way to express myself & my creativity without letting it overwhelm me or trigger my anxiety - that is my goal for the rest of my life. Now that I have decided, just need to do the hard part - implementing it :P