Friday, August 14, 2015

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

My relationship with Steve is over.  I haven't seen him in a few weeks and he barely contacts me anymore.

He returns to Korea on Sept 3rd and the wedding is sometime that month.  I told him I will show up at the wedding and object.  But - it's somewhere in Seoul and I don't even know what day.

Back on the market again.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Chapter

Big changes are coming.  My new job starts in two weeks.  I will report for my first day in Germany, and then spend the next five weeks in Germany, Czech Republic and Poland.

I return to an ex-pat assignment in Canada for two years.

I will set up a small one bedroom apartment in a Canadian city.  I'm planning a minimalist life.  I will bring or buy only the essentials.  I don't know why, but I just don't want to buy anything.  In fact I may keep a count of every possession in the apartment just to keep it to a minimum.  Bed, coffee maker, computer -- do I need anything else?  I'm looking at high-rise buildings.  No grass to cut and easy to clean.

At the same time I will have my house in the US where my kids still live.

I really will have "two lives" for a while.

This is the beginning of a transition to the next chapter where my kids are independent and I'm on my own.