“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
~ Winston Churchill
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.”
~ Author Unknown
“Fate laughs at probabilities.”
~ E.G. Bulwer-Lytton
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Today I am taking a moment to remember the great things Martin Luther King Jr. did for our country and his fellow-man. With all that is going on in my life, this quote is especially poignant!
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
~ Victor Kiam
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was a self-taught pioneer of wisdom who is famous for his insistence on ever-present change in the universe. He is credited with the following familiar sayings:
Everything flows, nothing stands still.
Nothing endures but change.
You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
I can attest to the truth of his philosophy! As I mentioned in my post Rotating Around the Sun, there have been so many changes for me in the last year. Now another big one is coming around the bend.
When I wrote that post I mentioned that another short move was happening at the end of the month… Well it really shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but things have changed yet again.
I am both saddened and excited to say that at the end of January, after six months in California, Pippi, Squirt, and I will be packing up and moving back to the swamp-land that I call home… South Florida.
If I am being honest, I really couldn’t see myself staying here forever. California is beautiful and interesting and I will miss the unique desert landscape and the mountains for sure… But I won’t miss the crazy temperatures and the dryness! It will be nice to be closer to my family again, where everything is green, warm, and humid. 😛 (Also, it will be nice to go back to not having to pay any state taxes 😉 )
Two cross-country moves in the span of six months probably sounds like craziness… And it really kind of is… But trust me when I say that I have studied all the pros and cons and this is my best move for the time being.
After the big move I am not sure what will be in store for me… I am not sure that I will stay in Florida permanently or that California has seen the last of me 😛 Much like Heraclitus, the only thing that I am really certain of is that there will be change!