Yep, there’s that word again 🙂
I sit in the hotel lobby writing this post just outside of Melbourne, Australia in Bundoora. It’s Sunday morning, I’m waiting for my room to be ready and I’m just passing a little time while that happens. It’s August 5, 2012.
Zip back in time to 4 years ago, August 5, 2008. That was my official cross the border Texas citizenship day. I had driven from Ohio across all those flat cornfield filled states on my way to a new life in Texas. I had no idea 4 years ago just how much my life would have changed. I would have never in my wildest dreams predicted that in 4 years I would be in Australia–for the third time. I chuckled about that on the cab ride from the airport this morning. How easy my trip was from Dallas to LAX and then on to Melbourne. It’s a much easier adventure than my last trip here. This time I have one hotel, one office and it should be a very easy week.
An easy week…half way around the world.
I marvel at that person who got in her car, loaded down with her most prized possessions and started the trek across country to Texas. I had a job, a place to live, and I knew one person in the Dallas area, Carol. I stayed at her house that first night, and spent many weekends there when I first moved to Texas. Gradually over the last 4 years I’ve made so many new friends. Coworkers, dancing friends–people who add so much to my life in Texas. My world has expanded out bigger than I could have ever imagined.
I’ve worked with 50+ offices all over the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland. According to Trip It I’ve been on 73 trips to 123 cities and traveled over 175, 000 miles. I could not have imagined that would happen in my entire lifetime, let alone in just under 2 years time.
Abundance, appreciation of all that I have done, the people, the experiences, the wonders of this life in Texas. I shake my head in pure amazement. I am so happy for all of those who add to my life on a daily basis. Making so many major changes in a person’s life can be stressful. For those of you who knew me 5 years ago, you will understand the monumental shift in my life this has been. There were lots of growing pains, lots of challenges, but I also had so much support along the way from people who care about me.
I truly believe that I lead a charmed life. I think in part because of my attitude of gratitude, and realizing how full my life is of wonderful joys and experiences. Abundance is so much more than numbers in a bank account.
Tonight at dinner I plan to toast my 4 year anniversary of becoming a Texan. It was an incredible leap of faith and wow, just wow what an amazing life I lead.
“Leap and the net will appear.”