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 Yesterday I got a job offer I'd been waiting on for quite a few weeks - a job doing addictions counseling in a different city. I have tentatively accepted. Soon I will inform my boss and my tentative start date is Feb 6. This job entails moving to Charlottesville, VA, a town I've never lived in but which is nestled right at the foot of the mountains, an hour west of Richmond, VA. I have good vibes from the place, and from the team I will be working with.

It's daunting to think about picking up and moving away. I've lived here in my little house for three years without roommates, with a garden and without having to pay much rent. I don't much care for the culture of the area, but I'm sure I've gotten a lot more used to being near the beach than I think. I do think the new job will be good for me... it's funny, many big life changes I know I ought to feel more strongly about, but when they happen, it seems unsurprising and like my emotions just shrug and carry on. I don't know if that's just the depression or if it's how I'm wired, possibly I have a wait-and-see attitude regardless of what the change is.

I'd like to be more of myself again, and use my time more efficiently and creatively, and I think this new job will allow me to do that. I will be closer to the mountains and many beautiful trails and forests. I think I will learn new things and grow as a professional. In short, yay?
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Here we are - just different enough from Livejournal to let me relax enough to type. Maybe it's the lack of years of written baggage, maybe the interface is juuust enough different. Either way, attempting to write a first entry here is a great deal more productive than telling bad nacho pun jokes to my cats. 

Grad school has me in its teeth and I sort of completely forgot to celebrate Imbolc, so much like the rest of this celtic year so far I'll be celebrating a week or two later than the "official" date. I have found that slowly grinding towards better habits works well for me, better than grandiose plans, although those can help to frame or set my goals. I've been stretching/doing minor home workout things over the past week or so, I just finished the data collection/artmaking part of my thesis/capstone this weekend and the end is sort of in sight.

I don't know where, literally where, this year will take me, but I want to put in work to improve my skills, maybe even pick up a few new ones, and be a better practitioner spiritually as well. I've been updating my webcomic on the regular too - goals in that direction include continuing to update at least once a week, updating the website design, and promoting it more. I applied to SpiderForest on a whim, which is a collective of comic makers that are pretty talented overall. Even the act of applying feels good, although looking back through all the older art... well, at least it shows how much my artwork has improved!

I want to continue to paint, sculpt, sew, craft, write, garden, do things with will and intention. More on those things as they commence, I guess. The dreaming has been interesting lately - I really need to start writing those down when I wake up, because I forget them as soon as the day begins properly. Anyway, stay tuned to this space, please tell me what's going on with your life this year and what some of your thoughts or goals are. Much love.

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