Discovering Donna

I’m Baaaccckkkkkk!!!

Posted in Beginnings,changes,Life by Donna on November 24, 2008
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How great it is.  I took a sort of break, well, it was forced but in the end it’s so what I needed!  I’m excited now.  So much as happened since they started working up here.

I’ve been struggling, yep, I’ll be the first one to admit it.  Well floundering is more like it.  Like a fish fresh out of water in a hot humid Louisiana sun.  But then last night we had a fire ceremony and it was awesome.  It gave me not only a chance to have dinner with the family but see Katy who we don’t get to see often enough if you ask me.

It gave us all a chance to reflect on our sacred dreams.  And our reasons for moving across country.  A time of reflection and refocusing.  Point blank, that’s what I needed.


And I received a lovely gift in the process.  I’ll take a picture of it sometime and post it.

But I had the chance to reflect.  Why did I come here?  What is my sacred dream?  Yes I came here for my husband, yes I came here because I wanted a chance to work in ocean marine insurance, or get my feet wet, no pun intended.  But yeah, I wanna be a writer.  I had forgotten I mentioned it on here.  But now I’ve gotten it out and I intend to do something about it.  What I don’t know.  I’m sure I could be content with this blog being my outlet for that but no, me being me, I want more.  So I have to find a way to follow it.

And I also got a huge wonderful step today.  A JOB!!!!  Yes that’s right Boys and Girls, I got a job!  Finally after a month, I will have a job.  I start December 1st so I’ll be doing my blogging at night.

Ahhh the things I can do and the places I can go!  I’m excited!!! SOOOO excited!

Can you tell!!!!??????


The Morning After

Posted in Beginnings,Life by Donna on November 19, 2008
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Isn’t nearly so bleak.

I FINALLY got a good nights rest last night. I was so excited. I went to bed after taking EVERYONE’s advice. I took a walk, a warm bath, some wonderful tea and a great fantasy. Nothing big, just being skinny, tan, blonde with some intresting highlights in a bikini on the beach, just chilling. I went right to sleep. I didn’t want to get up with morning, but that’s okay.

My mother in law Judy had a great idea and that was to introduce me to a friend of hers that is retired insurance. I mean seriously, I need a job. I’m tired of staring at the computer looking or doing whatever. I need more than just the inside of the Pinney House. So Ms. Janet gave me some great ideas and on the way, Judy did too. I’m going to pop off here when I finish this entry and go to the library and get a couple of books. Not for me, well mostly not for me. Ryan has lost his Of Mice and Men and he needs to read it. So I’m going to go and get that and then a book for me. I’m sort of excited about things. Last night Judy and Greg came up and we talked about maybe Dirk starting his detailing business up and that being a job for him. He really wants to do that and to be his own boss would be great.

But then I started thinking, what about me? Would I be happy if I didn’t go back into insurance? Probably. I’m just putting it out there for the Universe. I wouldn’t mind being a professional blog writer, or even a freelance writer. Sure my ultimate goal in life is to write a book, but then again, who DOESN’T have that dream?

Would I be happy doing something else? Sure I would. The possibilites are endless and not have as elusive as yesterday. I feel better. More secure about me, still home sick, but it’s not so bad.

I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have projects to do now. I have books to read that before I wouldn’t have thought about. I don’t feel so not me for the lack of a better word.

Amazing what a night of sleep will do for you……..

Pardon the Construction/Progress

Posted in Beginnings by Donna on July 17, 2008

Okay, so I’ve totally changed this up. I’ve given it a new back ground and am still searching for that “perfect” background. I’m going to let my live journal go after the paid status goes in September and use this one. I’ve found a wonderful project that I am going to do and it encompasses everything. So yes, I’m still doing project 365. I’m excited about this one though. So it gets it’s own post and maybe even it’s own side bar when I’m done.