Is This Thing On?
Testing...1, 2. Testing... Can everyone hear me okay?
Greetings, for the first time since...what, May? I have been such a neglectful blog parent. Last time I wrote, I was still in Prague, preparing to make the move back home to Florida. Now, I have been home for five months, and life is already completely different.
Part of me wishes that I had kept up with blogging over the past few months. If I'm being honest with myself though, I just wasn't in the right place to do so. I was worried about coming back home. I had no idea what I was going to do, or how I was going to move to the next chapter of my life. My time in Europe was surreal. I lived a dream, and I learned more about who I truly am in one year, than I possibly have in the rest of my years combined. I was sad about coming back to a more "realistic" way of life.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a difficult time being content. Being a dreamer and a perfectionist can be a tough combination, and this combination has often left me thinking one of two things at any given time over the years:
1. Why aren't you following your dreams?
2. Why aren't you living up to your abilities?
If you have been reading for a while, the first thing you probably noticed is this blog is no longer called Miranda Writes. For a few weeks now, I have been feeling ready to jump back into writing. I knew though, that I needed to begin writing under different circumstances. Miranda Writes is full of years of posts that all lead up to basically one common theme...and that is me trying to figure myself out. Or, at least trying to figure out how to live a life that is true to the person I have always known I am deep down inside.
I have always jokingly told people that I struggle with having a "restless soul." This restlessness has led to a lot of negative things in my life, but it has also given me the constant push I need to grow and thrive. I feel that I am finally in a place where I am able to use my restless soul for contentment, rather than chaos. Hence, My Restless Soul has been born. My time abroad changed me in countless ways, but this ability to appreciate my restlessness is perhaps the most crucial change.
With all of this being said, I guess the last thing to do in this warm-up post is tell you what I've been up to since I've been back home. After floundering around for about a month and readjusting to the old U.S. of A, I began the job hunt and landed a position at a travel agency. I have been the office manager there for the past three months, but I was recently offered a new position as an air specialist. I'm really happy with this company, and I'm so thankful to be working in the field of travel...which is obviously very important to me.
I'm pretty settled in Gainesville, which is ironic considering I called Tallahassee home for five years. (You understand this irony if you're familiar with Florida.) But, it's nice being close to my family and friends. I also have a man in my life that I am pretty crazy about. His name is Slade, and I didn't expect him to pop up three months ago, but he has quickly earned the spot of "favorite person.".
I'm happy to finally be at a point that I'm ready to blog again. I have had several people ask me what is going on with my writing, and if I was planning to pick it back up. To those people...thank you! Writing is one of my favorite things to do as a hobby, but it makes it twice as enjoyable to know that there are folks out there who enjoy reading my thoughts.
Happy belated Thanksgiving, and I'll be back to check in soon!
Posted by Miranda @ My Restless Soul at 6:39 PM