An Unexpected Grief:
Days away from departing Florida and beginning a new life in Wyoming, the plethora of emotions are profound and dizzying. When writing to a dear friend in an attempt to untangle some of these emotions, he suggested that some of what I am feeling might be grief. The minute he wrote that, I knew that was IT.
Florida might be hot, humid, overcrowded, populated with some less than patient or polite people, with traffic that just won’t quit… BUT…oh how I love this lovely state!
It is here that I experienced unprecedented personal growth, had loads of fun, knew love, loss of love, laughter, sadness and yearning. It is here that I enjoyed a certain “off-the-mainland”, unexpected wildness. It is here I learned to dance some amazing flamenco, found peace in kick-ass yoga classes and learned to be a somewhat proficient markswoman 🙂
It is here that I found my two beloved equine “partners” and heard God’s unexpected calling.
Yes, I will always love Florida.
I say farewell with a gallery of pictures and memories. In this case, these pictures are each worth a thousand words…
These pictures barely scratch the surface of the wealth of memories and emotions that I will carry with me in my heart as I now turn my eyes West.
Thank you, thank you Florida!
I say farewell.
This novice horsewoman will continue her confessions…the good, bad and the silly…in Wyoming!