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Bittersweet Endings

My time here in Florida has come to an end. I leave this beautiful state on Saturday. I have come to Florida with the intention on being here for only 4 months and reconnecting with my sister.

Girls Day

My time here was challenging and amazing. The first 2 months were just thinking too much and not living my life to the fullest. I had no routine and was all over the place. As time progressed I realized this and decided to let it all just be. That time was January. Funny, had to clear the year and decade to move forward.

As the new year began, everything literally began to change. Mostly due to perception and acceptance. I then began to live my life in pure gratitude, again. Work dynamics changed for the better, the people I surrounded myself with changed for the better, my thoughts have been consistently positive.

I started going out and letting loose, what a relief from the way I was feeling last year. And now here it is, I am leaving. My original intentions for moving down here was to build a relationship with my younger sister and work to make some extra cash for my upcoming trip; and to check out the area, as I haven’t yet found a place I would like to root down in.

I can tell you that I now have a fabulous relationship with my sister, I did make some money and I made some life long connections.

I do love the area I live in because it reminds me of Long Beach, CA. Everything about it is so similar. However, I don’t feel this is the place for me and I am ok with my continued search. I know deep down that I will be moving over seas somewhere before the end of the year.

I will miss my people here but once again, it’s time to move on. I made sure to take Thursday and Friday off for spending time with my sister and packing. Then Saturday morning I’m off, headed back to Maine before I jump on a plane for a 2 month trip.

I am so grateful for my time here, wouldn’t have changed anything except learning of publix subs and ordering online sooner!

The end of a beautiful chapter, just to start the biggest new beginning ever…

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Art Fort Lauderdale “Artfair on the Water”

I heard about this on the radio, which I hardly listen to, and said I need to go! I heard about it on the way home from work and when I got home immediately looked it up. You take a water taxi on the intracoastal and through some of the canals in Fort Laurderdale, FL and visit million dollar homes with art throughout the entire home. This year it ran from January 23-26th.

Tickets ranged from 115 (with tax) all the way to thousands. The coolest thing about this show was that not only the art was for sale but the homes were too. And all the artists, or most, were right there as well.

As soon as I found out about this I instantly knew it would bring my super amounts of joy and happiness. I LOVE art, in all forms. Art to me is inspiring and self preserving, it tells a story of an individual that is unique to that one being. I love it!

So I bought my ticket for Friday and my boat was departing at 2pm. When I arrived at the dock I seemed to be the first one there, I was so excited I got there an hour early just to be safe. It was amazing to see all these huge yachts that are singly owned that resembled mini cruise ships. There was one, no one could stop talking about, called Aurora. Owned by billionaire Andrey Molchanov from Russia. Quite impressive. His yacht costs over 100 million. https://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht_aurora.html

As we departed from the dock in our little water taxi, we had a mini tour of the canals and all the rich and famous who lives in the homes along the way. Quite fascinating.

All Excited…

Here is where you can view the homes that we visited… https://www.artftlauderdale.com/2020-homes–pavilions.html

The fist one, The Royal Plaza, was grande! Both in size and architecture. It was the largest house that was show casing. We had 45 minutes in each location and for this particular one, I feel you needed more time. But All the artists were there and I was able to talk to some and learn more about their pieces and themselves. It was funtastic!

The second house we visited was Lucille Drive. The house was smaller but still amazing. I personally felt this was my favorite. The art in this house was up my alley. I was in heaven!

I felt so much love walking through these homes with everyone’s love of art and appreciation. It was magical.

The 3rd and last house on our journey was called Solar Isle Drive. Cute house on the water seemed very open and spacious. The art there was all artists from the Bahamas. Supposedly the first time they all came together under one roof outside the Bahamas.

The art was light and airy and beautiful like the home it was showcased in.

All in all it was an incredible day. I loved every second of it and I had so many feelings flowing through as I meandered around. It was so amazing to get to talk to all the artists, they were just as excited as I was and we fed off of each others energy… It was great.

If you are ever in Florida, near Fort Lauderdale in January, I highly recommend going to this event. One of the best art shows I have ever been too, hands down.

Having a funtastic day!
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Transition

I have been here in Florida for just about a month now. The first week was busy trying to prepare my new room and get comfy. Going out and buying things I didn’t know I needed till I got here. Exhausted from travel and wiped out from moving everything around my room 15 hundred times, I felt cozy enough to say I am done with my room.

The following week I went out to find a job and got one by the end of the week. I was ready to start working. I had spent most of my travel money and was ready to start bringing in some fresh new money. I started training the following week and had to work mornings. Mind you I was working at another restaurant at 11am, here I am working at 10:15am. An hour is a difference. So now I need to figure out timing without stress in the morning.

When I official started working it was right before Thanksgiving, I have yet to find a routine or any sort of consistency in my day to day life. Due to moving to a place I’ve never even seen or been to, moving in with my sister and her boyfriend, starting a new job, not knowing anyone besides my sister, my body started to react.

I have been bloated since after thanksgiving, I have been breaking out in hives on my face and my sleep has been greatly affected. All that boils down to is fear and resistance.

I have been through these emotions numerous times and I subconsciously know what to do. However in a state of panic from not sleeping well, thinking clearly has been quite challenging.

Since this new moon and the beginning of December, I have been able to slow down and sit with self. Before bed, I practiced deep breathing exercises and listened to binaural beats on youtube for releasing. That has helped with my sleep along with sleeping with my carnelian crystal sphere, which promotes de-bloating in your sacral chakra.

During the day I have been meditating on releasing old ideas and surrendering. I need to flow down stream and stop resisting. I have been resisting the change and transition and the only reason I can think of is fear. Am I going to make it down here? Am I going to make enough money? Can I afford to live in this type of area? There are so many things to do and place to go…

I am blocking myself and it’s uncomfortable, but I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I have been talking to self about why this is so different than everywhere else, when I realized it’s because I say I am only here till march 1st. Then I’m off on the trip of a lifetime. So now I have given myself, subconsciously a deadline to which, what if I fail….

No matter what life throws at us, as long as you try, there is no failing. You only die once and you live everyday…right?! So one foot in front of the other and let it all go….

Release and relax, these are all lessons that I need to grow through at this time. Quite honestly, all week I have been sleeping through the night. Sometimes I can figure out what is going on with me right away and heal it and then there are times when I am challenged with what is really going on.

This is all part of transitioning into a new book of my life and I am totally grateful for these uncomfortable moments; because I can learn from them and be done with them. It is just making me a stronger, more intuitive and a braver being.

Taking my power back, releasing resistance. Allowing the transition...
Feeling Confident and stepping back into my power
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Out with the Old and In with the New…

As I sit back and let nature takes its course, I find myself living in gratitude. September came and went with whirlwinds of “what am I’m going to do?”, to an amazing new opportunity. It’s mid October and I am now moving to Florida for the next 4 months to check it out and make extra money for my upcoming trip.  My sister called and offered me a chance to check out Florida. Not only will that be awesome but I can continue to build a stronger bond with her. We are 12 years apart. So we didn’t really grow up with each other and never really saw each other that often throughout the years. Although living with her full time isn’t the ideal situation, it’s temporary. Which makes us both feel excited. The full moon october 13th was super ideal for me to release everything that no longer serves my greatest and highest good. I had a theta healing session in which we cleared out so much that was weighing me down. It was awesome. I wasn’t planning this but my date to leave is october 27th which also happens to be the new moon. New moons are all about new beginnings and putting out intentions and goals. I am super stoked! I will be driving to Florida from maine and taking my time. Visiting with my chickadee (granma) for several days, then to my aunt and uncles in South Carolina, whom I haven’t seen in over 2 decades. Then off to Jacksonville where I will see a good friend of mine whom I also haven’t seen in 2 decades. Then to my godfathers in central Florida. Then to my new home. I am really excited for this adventure. Who knows where it’ll take me and I’m grateful for not knowing. A new beginning to a brand new book. All old books are finished, closed and packed away.

My home in Maine. The view I am leaving behind for the winter. Looking forward to seeing what my new view will look like!