So, hi. Remember how I told you we were moving to NC, and then we went and moved here? Right, so, we might be moving again. Things are just not working out the way we planned. TH (the husband) has had a rough transition into the new job and it has not been at all what we thought. We really expected to see each other more, and it was a key factor in deciding to move here. He really wants to see the witchlet* grow up, and that is not really how it is going with the new job.
Also, moving here has put our priorities into realignment. Our TV broke in the move, and it has become less and less important to replace it. We have a big beautiful house, but no one to visit us here. We have started to eat a lot more fresh food, more whole grains, less meat, use more organic, local, sustainable resources. We walk and bike everywhere (I'm in much better shape than when I left MD, that is one good thing that has happened in NC!). The witchlet and the dog and I are outside in the yard/garden/park for hours each day. We miss our family terribly, especially the witchlet's grandparents and my young cousins. We miss our friends, and though I am happy for them, my heart breaks a little each time I hear about their exciting plans being put into action for forming a coven. TH works for a soul-less, racist company that destroys the earth and celebrates it daily.
We are ready for a change. We want to embrace the healthy aspects of our new life - less tv and commercialism, more sustainable, ecologically friendly food, shelter, transportation and jobs. Our new plan is to move back to MD (or even PA) as soon as we can sell our house here and find a job (or two) back home. We want to buy a few acres, and build a very tiny, totally green home. Did I mention that we want to build it ourselves? With an architect's assistance of course, but we've been doing a lot of research, and we think we can make this work. TH wants to find an IT job, but with a company that does green networking, or rebuilds ecosystems or something more aligned with our values. I don't want to find a job in social work right now, but I'll do what I can to make this dream work. In the meantime, I am starting an Etsy business (link to come in a week or so), where I will sell totally green pagan journals (or blank Book of Shadows) made from handmade recycled paper and hand embroidered covers (from recycled materials), along with other items. We hope that it will bring in some income, and allow me to stay home with the witchlet as much as possible. In one of the books we've been reading lately, a woman wrote, "I can honestly say that I prefer having my father around the house to having my father's money. My dad taught me carpentry, and car repair. It's more precious than money." That phrase has stuck with me all week, and I know that my most important job right now is to raise a responsible little person. I just don't want to do it here.
So, positive energy, prayers, support would be appreciated. There is a lot that needs to come together at or around the same time and it will take a lot of coordination that is beyond our control. I'll keep you posted.
*Really our daughter can choose any faith she wants and we are only vaguely raising her in a Wiccan tradition, but witchlet works as her name on here!