Time for Me

I finally did it. I finally moved somewhere I wanted to be. Albeit a city 260 miles away from anyone I know. I chose a location, secured work and moved…FOR ME

Spokane seemed a good fit as my 1st choice which would still be Vancouver Washington; however I fell shy a few points in securing work there.

I’ve visited Fairchild before and Spokane seemed to have the things I love and the neighboring state of Idaho has even more to offer.

I’ve even purchased a home here. I wasn’t sure if I would but in order to force myself to grow some roots…buying a home affords me the opportunity to have a stake in the area.

The first couple weeks has been a challenge; missing out on a home purchase I really wanted and paying for a move even though I have few items to transport.

I’m not Lokal to this area and wouldn’t consider myself in the PNW…Just the NW. I told mom and dad and the kids and I had a nice chat before I left. I let them know I loved them and will be there for them anytime they need. They were very supportive of the move and for that I am very thankful.

New beginnings never scare me. In fact at one time, Milwaukee Oregon sounded like a nice place to be. That just wasn’t in the cards although I will always hold fond memories of it.

Nope…Spokane it is.

Over the next 30 days I will move into a home. Take a pay cut just to pursue something I want. I’m not sure where the journey will lead me but I do know Banff Ca is close by 4 hours and I will be at Lake Louise. I’m also close to CDA…Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Beautiful place!!

I drove to Sandpoint which is a point of contention for me knowing an old friend lives there. I’m not interested in catching up with him. He crossed too many boundaries after my divorce and Im not sure I can have his energy around me. Forgiveness I can do…but forgiveness isn’t about bringing people into my life. No, it’s more about forgiving and releasing.

I’m choosing to limit contact with many that have impacted my life. I’ve recently cleared out my phone of those who no longer hold value to my life. After I get settled I will most likely even change my number.

Wish me luck! Today and everyday is a new beginning to pursue the rest of your life.

Somedays I have a beer at a Lokal Brewery and make sure to respect what is Lokal to a non Lokal.

Published by NOTALOKAL

Retired Military (Airforce). I grew up in Salt Lake City Utah amongst a Mormon religion that made me always question my relationship with God and how I fit in. I didn't enjoy going to church and I chose to join the military in hopes of escaping the grasps of onlookers, hypocrites, and jackmormons, looking at my every move in order to see how I would be as I grew up. I'd show them nobody tells me what to do...so look at me. I joined an organization that does nothing but tell me what to how to sleep when to sleep what to eat where to wash my backside how many cars I can own how often I get to shit every day. Nobody tells me what to do. I'll move and find myself exactly where I wanna be. San Antonio Basic Training here I come

2 thoughts on “Time for Me

  1. Great to see a post and learn of your new adventure and challenges. You are such a gifted writer, it is a joy to read your work. So happy you are closer to the Ballard4. Looking forward to a visit and to seeing your new home. Cheers to new beginnings and cheers to you Cousin!


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