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27 February

Dreaming about Work: Image by Claudio.Ar via FlickrToday was more productive. I contacted a few homeowners in Incline Village through vrbo.com who I would rent from for my week there in April. Next I have to plan the actual dates of my trip and make plane reservations. I also contacted my real estate agent and let him know that I will be coming and that I'd like to look at homes to buy and rent in both Incline Village and Truckee, that will allow me to compare what I can get for the money. If I don't find a job before my planned move, I will rent a home to live in while I look for a job and then buy after I have a job.

I also signed up with another job search engine and cast my net wide by requesting job postings in Nevada (Reno), Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Hopefully this will allow me to consider a variety of jobs and increase my likelihood of finding one that really works for me, while also being in a location that meets my mountain-ideal.

I've also been listening to

27 February

Dreaming about Work: Image by Claudio.Ar via FlickrToday was more productive. I contacted a few homeowners in Incline Village through vrbo.com who I would rent from for my week there in April. Next I have to plan the actual dates of my trip and make plane reservations. I also contacted my real estate agent and let him know that I will be coming and that I'd like to look at homes to buy and rent in both Incline Village and Truckee, that will allow me to compare what I can get for the money. If I don't find a job before my planned move, I will rent a home to live in while I look for a job and then buy after I have a job.

I also signed up with another job search engine and cast my net wide by requesting job postings in Nevada (Reno), Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Hopefully this will allow me to consider a variety of jobs and increase my likelihood of finding one that really works for me, while also being in a location that meets my mountain-ideal.

I've also been listening to

27 February

Dreaming about Work: Image by Claudio.Ar via FlickrToday was more productive. I contacted a few homeowners in Incline Village through vrbo.com who I would rent from for my week there in April. Next I have to plan the actual dates of my trip and make plane reservations. I also contacted my real estate agent and let him know that I will be coming and that I'd like to look at homes to buy and rent in both Incline Village and Truckee, that will allow me to compare what I can get for the money. If I don't find a job before my planned move, I will rent a home to live in while I look for a job and then buy after I have a job.

I also signed up with another job search engine and cast my net wide by requesting job postings in Nevada (Reno), Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Hopefully this will allow me to consider a variety of jobs and increase my likelihood of finding one that really works for me, while also being in a location that meets my mountain-ideal.

I've also been listening to

26 February

Image by melolou via FlickrToday I was focused on the practical. I applied for a job online.



I also made headway in finding a place to stay during my week-long visit to Incline Village in April. I've decided to stay there for a week and use the time to look at real estate, both rentals and for sale. I'll look at places in Truckee as well as Incline Village to get a broader sense of what is available.



I'm still filled with butterflies and wondering if I am focusing on the right areas or missing out on an area I haven't considered fully. I feel the pressure of time as my birthday is next month and as my mother often reminds me, I'm not getting any younger!



In my better moments, I visualize myself driving up to my new home and living my brilliant new career. That Suzanne is the best of me and the best of all I've ever hoped I was capable of and I hope I can bring her into reality. I see her clearly in my mind's eye, she is the hope I hold onto.

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26 February

Image by melolou via FlickrToday I was focused on the practical. I applied for a job online.



I also made headway in finding a place to stay during my week-long visit to Incline Village in April. I've decided to stay there for a week and use the time to look at real estate, both rentals and for sale. I'll look at places in Truckee as well as Incline Village to get a broader sense of what is available.



I'm still filled with butterflies and wondering if I am focusing on the right areas or missing out on an area I haven't considered fully. I feel the pressure of time as my birthday is next month and as my mother often reminds me, I'm not getting any younger!



In my better moments, I visualize myself driving up to my new home and living my brilliant new career. That Suzanne is the best of me and the best of all I've ever hoped I was capable of and I hope I can bring her into reality. I see her clearly in my mind's eye, she is the hope I hold onto.

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26 February

Image by melolou via FlickrToday I was focused on the practical. I applied for a job online.



I also made headway in finding a place to stay during my week-long visit to Incline Village in April. I've decided to stay there for a week and use the time to look at real estate, both rentals and for sale. I'll look at places in Truckee as well as Incline Village to get a broader sense of what is available.



I'm still filled with butterflies and wondering if I am focusing on the right areas or missing out on an area I haven't considered fully. I feel the pressure of time as my birthday is next month and as my mother often reminds me, I'm not getting any younger!



In my better moments, I visualize myself driving up to my new home and living my brilliant new career. That Suzanne is the best of me and the best of all I've ever hoped I was capable of and I hope I can bring her into reality. I see her clearly in my mind's eye, she is the hope I hold onto.

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Perfect Timing

"A watched pot never boils"


I have been slipping in the regularity of my posting. I've managed to keep up a weekly effort, which has been my goal. But the the impetus, the flashes of inspiration that drive an idea from my mind to this page haven't come as easily or as readily and there is a reason for that: incubation.

Imagine. Plump brown chicken eggs sitting under a heat lamp, in somnolent, purposeful repose. To the naked eye, they're just laying there, but look inside and they are a crowded hive of developmental activity. Such is the hopeful metaphor for what is going on in my subconscious mind at the moment.Cover via Amazon

On my other blog: Every Day Do One Thing I have been dutifully (nearly so) recording activities dedicated to making my Big Move this year. To hold myself accountable, as well as create a log of my progress, I created a blog where I can record my journey to finding the right place to call home, a job to fund that lifestyle, and that ephemeral …

25 February

Doors'n'windows" style="border: medium none ; display: block;">Image by jurek d. via FlickrWhere have I been?



Have I abandoned my goal of doing one thing every day?



Not at all.



I have though, been suffering a bout of anxiety of indecision. I hit a wall called what I want versus what seems practical. I've been searching the web every day in my absence, trying to resolve my desire to be where I want to be, which is Incline Village / Lake Tahoe and where I can afford a home which is Heber City / MidwayUtah.



Today I went as far as making reservations and saving the itinerary for a trip to Heber City / Midway for mid-March and then another trip to Incline Village for mid-April. The trip to Heber / Midway would be to look at real estate and the town in general to ascertain whether this would be a place where I could live. The trip to Incline Village would be for the purpose of looking at houses, but also places I could rent and actually move to.



In the case of Incli…

25 February

Doors'n'windows" style="border: medium none ; display: block;">Image by jurek d. via FlickrWhere have I been?



Have I abandoned my goal of doing one thing every day?



Not at all.



I have though, been suffering a bout of anxiety of indecision. I hit a wall called what I want versus what seems practical. I've been searching the web every day in my absence, trying to resolve my desire to be where I want to be, which is Incline Village / Lake Tahoe and where I can afford a home which is Heber City / MidwayUtah.



Today I went as far as making reservations and saving the itinerary for a trip to Heber City / Midway for mid-March and then another trip to Incline Village for mid-April. The trip to Heber / Midway would be to look at real estate and the town in general to ascertain whether this would be a place where I could live. The trip to Incline Village would be for the purpose of looking at houses, but also places I could rent and actually move to.



In the case of Incli…

25 February

Doors'n'windows" style="border: medium none ; display: block;">Image by jurek d. via FlickrWhere have I been?



Have I abandoned my goal of doing one thing every day?



Not at all.



I have though, been suffering a bout of anxiety of indecision. I hit a wall called what I want versus what seems practical. I've been searching the web every day in my absence, trying to resolve my desire to be where I want to be, which is Incline Village / Lake Tahoe and where I can afford a home which is Heber City / MidwayUtah.



Today I went as far as making reservations and saving the itinerary for a trip to Heber City / Midway for mid-March and then another trip to Incline Village for mid-April. The trip to Heber / Midway would be to look at real estate and the town in general to ascertain whether this would be a place where I could live. The trip to Incline Village would be for the purpose of looking at houses, but also places I could rent and actually move to.



In the case of Incli…

19 February

Image via WikipediaAnother day of surfing real estate web sites looking for inspiration. I went back to an old friend, a website appropriately called Find Your Spot . This clever site uses a detailed quiz to ascertain what qualities are comprise your ideal location. It tallies your answers and compiles a list of several towns that might just be your new hometown.

Here's the list that Find Your Spot generated from my answers:

Divide, ColoradoSandpoint, IdahoSalida, ColoradoHeber, UtahBozeman, MontanaHelena, MontanaEstes Park, ColoradoDurango, ColoradoDillon, MontanaJackson, WyomingLivingston, MontanaSpringville, UtahSteamboat Springs, ColoradoKalispell, MontanaAspen, ColoradoSun Valley, IdahoKetchum, IdahoWhitefish, MontanaVail-Minturn-Red Cliff (Vail Valley), ColoradoGlenwood Springs, ColoradoCoeur d'Alene, IdahoDriggs, IdahoBigfork, MontanaSheridan, WyomingAny ideas here? How about I just throw caution to the wind and choose a place, move out there, rent a house and see how it …

19 February

Image via WikipediaAnother day of surfing real estate web sites looking for inspiration. I went back to an old friend, a website appropriately called Find Your Spot . This clever site uses a detailed quiz to ascertain what qualities are comprise your ideal location. It tallies your answers and compiles a list of several towns that might just be your new hometown.

Here's the list that Find Your Spot generated from my answers:

Divide, ColoradoSandpoint, IdahoSalida, ColoradoHeber, UtahBozeman, MontanaHelena, MontanaEstes Park, ColoradoDurango, ColoradoDillon, MontanaJackson, WyomingLivingston, MontanaSpringville, UtahSteamboat Springs, ColoradoKalispell, MontanaAspen, ColoradoSun Valley, IdahoKetchum, IdahoWhitefish, MontanaVail-Minturn-Red Cliff (Vail Valley), ColoradoGlenwood Springs, ColoradoCoeur d'Alene, IdahoDriggs, IdahoBigfork, MontanaSheridan, WyomingAny ideas here? How about I just throw caution to the wind and choose a place, move out there, rent a house and see how it …

19 February

Image via WikipediaAnother day of surfing real estate web sites looking for inspiration. I went back to an old friend, a website appropriately called Find Your Spot . This clever site uses a detailed quiz to ascertain what qualities are comprise your ideal location. It tallies your answers and compiles a list of several towns that might just be your new hometown.

Here's the list that Find Your Spot generated from my answers:

Divide, ColoradoSandpoint, IdahoSalida, ColoradoHeber, UtahBozeman, MontanaHelena, MontanaEstes Park, ColoradoDurango, ColoradoDillon, MontanaJackson, WyomingLivingston, MontanaSpringville, UtahSteamboat Springs, ColoradoKalispell, MontanaAspen, ColoradoSun Valley, IdahoKetchum, IdahoWhitefish, MontanaVail-Minturn-Red Cliff (Vail Valley), ColoradoGlenwood Springs, ColoradoCoeur d'Alene, IdahoDriggs, IdahoBigfork, MontanaSheridan, WyomingAny ideas here? How about I just throw caution to the wind and choose a place, move out there, rent a house and see how it …

18 February

Image via CrunchBaseThere was an article in Mossberger's column in today's Wall Street Journal about Trulia.com a very useful real estatewebsite. The site has added some new features that allow a real estate shopper to compare homes, ask questions of local brokers and receive rapid feedback in an open forum which facilitates a variety of sources of info.
I went through Trulia's listings for Heber City / Midway as well as other real estate websites for Park City. I keep returning to these sites hoping to convince myself that the affordability of these homes makes up for my utter lack of enthusiasm about even going there for a visit. (I'm laughing at just how ridiculous that sounds, I'm usually the first one to jump on a plane to anywhere!). Which is more valuable, a big house in a place you could care less about or a tiny house in a place you love?

I still have not made my plane reservations...my gut is still not giving me a yes. On the other hand, I would gladly get …

18 February

Image via CrunchBaseThere was an article in Mossberger's column in today's Wall Street Journal about Trulia.com a very useful real estatewebsite. The site has added some new features that allow a real estate shopper to compare homes, ask questions of local brokers and receive rapid feedback in an open forum which facilitates a variety of sources of info.
I went through Trulia's listings for Heber City / Midway as well as other real estate websites for Park City. I keep returning to these sites hoping to convince myself that the affordability of these homes makes up for my utter lack of enthusiasm about even going there for a visit. (I'm laughing at just how ridiculous that sounds, I'm usually the first one to jump on a plane to anywhere!). Which is more valuable, a big house in a place you could care less about or a tiny house in a place you love?

I still have not made my plane reservations...my gut is still not giving me a yes. On the other hand, I would gladly get …

18 February

Image via CrunchBaseThere was an article in Mossberger's column in today's Wall Street Journal about Trulia.com a very useful real estatewebsite. The site has added some new features that allow a real estate shopper to compare homes, ask questions of local brokers and receive rapid feedback in an open forum which facilitates a variety of sources of info.
I went through Trulia's listings for Heber City / Midway as well as other real estate websites for Park City. I keep returning to these sites hoping to convince myself that the affordability of these homes makes up for my utter lack of enthusiasm about even going there for a visit. (I'm laughing at just how ridiculous that sounds, I'm usually the first one to jump on a plane to anywhere!). Which is more valuable, a big house in a place you could care less about or a tiny house in a place you love?

I still have not made my plane reservations...my gut is still not giving me a yes. On the other hand, I would gladly get …

Wishes Granted Here! Meet Your Fairy Godmother

photo/blog design credit: LeeLou

I've met some incredibly inspiring bloggers who through their efforts are not only promoting their own causes or creativity but acting as a champion for others.

Allow me to introduce my friend and the most intriguingly private Larramie, who I first met through her blog Seize a Daisy, where she tirelessly works to promote the novels of debut authors. A month ago, Larramie decided to extend her talents as Fairy Godmother extra-ordinarier to the rest of us and created The Divining Wand, a blog whose concept comes from the simple wish to grant a heart's desire.

In the short time that The Divining Wand has been in operation, Larramie has:

helped an aspiring painter in Switzerland find new venues for her workfound the key to an exclusive online shopping communityhunted down a book publicist and outlined a crash course on what you need to promote your bookoffered recommendations on children's literaturehelped a freelance admissions coach discover the…

17 February

Image via WikipediaAm reassigning some my accounts at work so I will have more time to travel out west.
Had a miserable argument with Mom yesterday which is coloring all my efforts today.
Applied for a financial analyst job in Denver area.Submitted a new article to Skirt! magazine after my first submission was rejected.
Searched for homes in Heber City / Midway Utah...but still have not made plane reservations to go out there. I don't know why I am so resistant to the area. They have no Catholic churches in Midway, the closest one is in Heber, however, as a Christian would I have a problem being surrounded by people who do not share my faith? On the other hand, it is the most affordable of the areas I'm looking at. Why am I making excuses not to like the place?

17 February

Image via WikipediaAm reassigning some my accounts at work so I will have more time to travel out west.
Had a miserable argument with Mom yesterday which is coloring all my efforts today.
Applied for a financial analyst job in Denver area.Submitted a new article to Skirt! magazine after my first submission was rejected.
Searched for homes in Heber City / Midway Utah...but still have not made plane reservations to go out there. I don't know why I am so resistant to the area. They have no Catholic churches in Midway, the closest one is in Heber, however, as a Christian would I have a problem being surrounded by people who do not share my faith? On the other hand, it is the most affordable of the areas I'm looking at. Why am I making excuses not to like the place?

17 February

Image via WikipediaAm reassigning some my accounts at work so I will have more time to travel out west.
Had a miserable argument with Mom yesterday which is coloring all my efforts today.
Applied for a financial analyst job in Denver area.Submitted a new article to Skirt! magazine after my first submission was rejected.
Searched for homes in Heber City / Midway Utah...but still have not made plane reservations to go out there. I don't know why I am so resistant to the area. They have no Catholic churches in Midway, the closest one is in Heber, however, as a Christian would I have a problem being surrounded by people who do not share my faith? On the other hand, it is the most affordable of the areas I'm looking at. Why am I making excuses not to like the place?

16 February

Image by Old Shoe Woman via FlickrI have returned from my week in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Good news, I had a lovely time...mild weather made for long daily walks. The surrounding mountains were beautiful. My mountain home? No....out west is still calling

In my last email I mentioned that I was planning a trip to Midway, Utah at the end of the month to check out the area since it is completely new to me, there's snow, and the price of homes is within my target range. However, something is holding me back and I'm not sure what it is. Is it because I've never been drawn to Utah? My 'gut' isn't feeling this destination, however, unless I have a good reason, I don't want miss the opportunity.

And finally, I'm feeling some pressure to make this move sooner rather than later for personal reasons. I feel so unsettled here in Florida, I need to move so that I can feel just get on with my life. It's an important decision, I just want to choose the right …

16 February

Image by Old Shoe Woman via FlickrI have returned from my week in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Good news, I had a lovely time...mild weather made for long daily walks. The surrounding mountains were beautiful. My mountain home? No....out west is still calling

In my last email I mentioned that I was planning a trip to Midway, Utah at the end of the month to check out the area since it is completely new to me, there's snow, and the price of homes is within my target range. However, something is holding me back and I'm not sure what it is. Is it because I've never been drawn to Utah? My 'gut' isn't feeling this destination, however, unless I have a good reason, I don't want miss the opportunity.

And finally, I'm feeling some pressure to make this move sooner rather than later for personal reasons. I feel so unsettled here in Florida, I need to move so that I can feel just get on with my life. It's an important decision, I just want to choose the right …