This is sort of going in a different direction. About 2 months ago, I decided to shut down my old blog. It was my 7 year online journal, and it was very, very popular with people from all over the world. It chronicled everything.
I needed to take a break, to shed the skin of the old life. I needed to feel inspired again, and actually have something worthwhile to write about. I had been on pause for so long – none of it earth shattering, just a simple “time out” phase. Now, it seems as if God has released the valve and the universe is tilting, and when the dust settles, I will see all of the good.
And it is good. This new chapter has brought me to a new land. Literally. I’m slowly moving to a timber farm in Southwest Georgia. My boyfriend, Tim, lives in a cabin by a lake on his family’s farm. The land is so incredibly beautiful and the woods are so thick that he leases out a portion of his land as a hunting preserve.
He and I have been dating for exactly (today!) a year and a half. In another week, he closes on his old house and will be free and clear to – BUILD! We are working on plans to build our dream home on the farm in Webster County. This is exciting news, and I am sure will be a series of interesting mishaps and tribulations! Second, I have accepted a position with the City of Americus and Sumter County to become one of their city department heads as the Director of Tourism. This is a fantastic professional opportunity! I’m looking forward to uncovering hidden jewels and discovering all of the historical significance of this community.
The other kicker? With all of this joining of lives, Tim has two daughters, one is 13 and the other 14. They live with him 50% of the time. Plus, it seems there are at least a dozen dogs around here, a goat, and a pig. I’m sure, once my cats arrive, we will all go into culture shock.
Preston has about 400 residents. I went from Macon with her 100,000 residents, and of course I lived in Birmingham with almost 1.9 million residents in the Greater area, this should make for a fascinating transition.
I’d love for you to follow along. I’m a little new to the Word Press world. My last blog was with Blogger and I had much success with it and knew all of the tricks. So far now, I have offered as many ways to follow as I can figure out.
Get ready to explore farm life, small town government life, and.. well.. family life (a new thing for me at 43!) This is definitely an interesting twist!