” Time marches on and decisions are made… some consciously, some almost by default. Just a few short weeks until I will be moving to whatever school I eventually decide to attend. Right now it looks as though the decision has all but been made, but I don’t want to announce it just yet.
“It’s all very bittersweet just now. It’s been a long time coming. I’m getting older. Some things have happened according to plan, some things haven’t. I’m leaving a lot behind. I don’t know exactly where I’ll be going. But it will be interesting.”
Things have played out so very differently from the way I expected them to play out. But I think they’re just as good, if not better.
Southern California is being kind to me. There have been perhaps one or two blindingly sunny days since she left; the rest have been grey and salt-aired. This morning it is drizzling slightly, as though Santa Barbara were pretending to be San Francisco just for my sake.
I do appreciate it.
Career-wise, I know now that I am a lone wolf. The sooner I transition back into that role, the better.