For today's August Moon 2013 prompt (Day #6), Kat and Meredith have asked us bloggers to consider the zeniths and nadirs of 2013:
Where have the highlights and low points been for you so far in 2013? Where are you now? How would you like your year to end?
Since responding to this prompt thoroughly would be book length, I have chosen to discuss the results of a "move" that didn't happen and how that "failed move" --The Albuquerque Proposal--has served as both a nadir and zenith for me in 2013.
The Albuquerque Proposal
|THE PROPOSAL! Let's move to Albuquerque!|
ZENITH (The Anticipation of The Albuquerque Proposal)
Both my Chiboogamoo and I have lived in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years and thought that in the prime of our lives (that beautiful transition time from summer to fall), we might benefit by going to Albuquerque! How exciting! Hurray! Hallelujah! A ZENITH proposed. A HIGHLIGHT. A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN, promising a new culture, climate, and way of being!
|PENETRATING SOUL WALLS. Nothing like anticipating a needed change--a move into the unknown.(art by Hallelujah Truth)|
After several months of striving to negotiate a move to Albuquerque, we found that we could not go there, not now. To say that I was disappointed, doesn't sum of the NADIR of that outcome. STAYING PUT became a VALLEY of unfulfilled hopes and dreams.
ZENITH (Reconsidering The Albuquerque Proposal)
Then I got to thinking along with my husband. Maybe I could jump into the unknown and pretend as if we were in fact, moving to Albuquerque! We would clean out our home, discarding everything that we aren't taking with us to our imagined Albuquerque! Additionally, I would leave my tried-and-true job of teaching English as a Second Language, and pursue another meaningful way of making money and social impact.
And that is what I am in the process of doing right now! I have successfully imagined a new way being right here in Atlanta, that is, with my husband's encouragement and support. This freedom to create CHANGE is a ZENITH.
At the end of 2013, my home will be re-invented, just as if my husband and I had just moved to Albuquerque! My new meaningful work will be gaining momentum and I will be assured of an ongoing income just as if I had reinvented myself in Albuquerque. Hallelujah!
That's Coffee with Hallelujah. SOUL BLOG with me and tell me what have been your ZENITHS and NADIRS for 2013? How would you like your year to end?