Monday, October 12, 2015

My Coyote Ugly Dreams

Quite honestly life has been a whirlwind lately. Dealing with the grief of death, and asking hard questions. Looking at new career opportunities, and just feeling very adult. Why is it that when life seems to get tough that I want to bolt?! I start romanticizing moving to Nashville, or San Diego. Why does it seem harder to stay? Harder to commit? Why does it seem harder to keep at the difficulties you face? I also ask myself if I would really have the guts to just up and leave? Sometimes I actually find myself impressed by those that have the capability of uprooting and moving away. No support system where they go. No family, no familiar faces even. It sounds so exhilarating, however I have a feeling that a month or so in the feelings of loneliness find you. Maybe you start asking yourself why it sounded like a good idea in the beginning to up and leave. Maybe not. Maybe you make a friend at your new job who has a community of people you can attach to. Maybe you become part of a great church community. Maybe you decide to take a job at a bar called "Coyote Ugly," start building a name for yourself in the music arena all while you fall in love with a beautiful Australian man.. Maybe? It could happen... errr wait, that's a movie. That's right it's not real life. Ok. Glad we cleared that up.

Anyways, those of you that have just up and left. Fled. Started over. What is it like? What is great, and what is not so great? For those of you that know me well, do you think I have the guts/ability to actually leave Margaret and Steve? Because that is probably the real question here...

Love and Can't Fight the Moonlight



  1. Your honesty is lovely, Kate :) I think we've all been there.
    From someone who has uprooted many times.... it IS exhilarating and fun and adventurous.... AND it IS lonely and hard. It's both. It takes work and time and stepping out of your comfort zone to create new community and friends. But you DO miss your old ones. And in the end, coming home and re-rooting here has been the sweetest season.

    I think it made me grow up in so many ways. I had to learn to be on my own and that was valuable, so very valuable. And, it's true what they say... there is never a better time than now - never again will you have the freedom you have now. So if you really feel that desire, pray about it and take the chance and opportunity you have. Your community and home will always be here. That's the other thing I learned. :)

    1. Such truth. I can be so back and forth. Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom friend, it is appreciated :)