Everybody goes through transitions every once in a while. It might be something small like a change in the bus route or a new co-worker to break in, or it might be something fairly major like getting married or moving to a new country or state. I am going through a few of the at the same time… again.
As of today I have 15 days left in my home of the last six years. I have said good-bye to my job and to my flat, and now all that’s left is to say goodbye to my friends and my Prague family. It’s a difficult thing to do, but I am trying to keep a positive outlook. It seems to me that when we go through a transition phase we can either embrace the changes as opportunities or we can grasp on to the past with fear and regret. I choose to look at this time of transition as yet another chance for me to leap feet first into the great unknown with wild abandon. And what could be more unknown for a California girl who has been living in Prague for the past six years than to pick up and move to Texas?
It’s easy to get bogged down in sentimentality. I have found myself near tears thinking about all of my friends here and the life that I am giving up. But when those thoughts creep in I try to remind myself that it’s time for me to move on – at least for the time being – and try out a new life. I am ready for a life that doesn’t involve trips to the Foreign Police, or wasted study abroad kids. I am ready to meet some new people and start a new chapter in my life. Here’s to transitions – may they be plentiful and smooth as peanut butter.
- Dixie Chicks – Ready to Run
- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home
- Dar Williams – Traveling Again (Traveling 1) (Sorry, can’t find a good link for this song)
- The Goodnight Loving – Ain’t it Weird
- David Bowie – Changes
- The Five Americans – I’m Feeling Okay
- Fleetwood Mac – Never Going Back Again
- Foxy Shazam – Freedom
- Cat Stevens – On the Road to Find Out
- Bill Callahan –Too Many Birds