Of course I find stories in paradise. I just have a knack for running into other crazy people and situations.
I have been searching for a job since before i moved here. I finally got a call to come in for an interview the other day. Everyone tells me the bus transit system here sucks compared to a big city. At first I didn’t believe them telling them how horrible Pittsburgh’s has been getting these days.
So this job interview just had to be in the middle of the day, way the hell up there…. Oh sorry it was somewhere kinda far. Anyway since it was middle of day my sweetie was able to drop me off on way to work and I had to take buses home. Unless its close by home I still haven’t figured this city out yet. The interview lasted all of 15 minutes and the girl interviewing me was from Pittsburgh. When it was over I had an hour until another bus was coming so I did some shopping.
Luckily I left the store earlier than I thought I needed to as it was a hike to the bus stop. Everything looks so much closer on google maps. By the time I reached the stop I had sweat pouring down my back, I know right so hot! Florida is damn hot. I keep forgetting the need for water when doing any activity including going to get the mail. So I wait for the bus to come and it was right on time, imagine that. It was a short bus, seriously.
The fare is much cheaper than Pittsburgh tho no transfers. Two buses here cost me $2.50, in Pittsburgh two buses costs $3.50 with a transfer.
Anyway thank goodness for google maps so I can see where we were compared to where I needed to get off the bus. I had to cross a very busy street with like four lanes in each direction. They have lights and crosswalks here but damn still freaks me out.
There I am standing on the side of the road, waiting, sweating. I was thankful the next bus a/c was in high gear! It didn’t take long to realize I was on the ghetto bus going through the hood. I lived in a hood for 12 years, but I don’t know this hood so a little fear of the unknown I guess. Obviously I made it out just fine
I finally make it to downtown Sarasota where I could take yet another bus or walk home. I decide to stop in Whole Foods, which is huge here, and walk instead of paying for another bus. BIG mistake! Downtown is pretty dead in the early evening. Unless you count the homeless people that they call vagrants here. So here I am having traveled by two buses already, sweaty and tired, in new sandals and a dress and I decide to walk. It took me 30 minutes to get home, on foot, in the Florida heat. WTF was I thinking?
When I finally made it home Dinner was pretty much….. Get it your damn self lol
I guess that was one way of getting to know some of this city
Check out this pic of some ducks I saw close to home on my way back.
Did I mention I love it here? Cause I do
I never thought I would meet someone that would change my life so much. I am in love with a wonderful guy who has done just that.
I have now been a resident of Sarasota, FL for a week and 4 days. 1000 miles away from my hometown and not looking back. My children are in school and seem to be doing very well so far in the new surroundings. I am positive, smiley and happy and have been ever since I met him.
I am taking that plunge. I am following my heart. It leads me to a guy named Dave. Plane tickets purchased, a place to live, and our lives ahead of us.
I am moving to Sarasota, FL to be with a wonderful person. Leaving my life behind, leaving my job, and taking my kids with me.
Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive! Many of you know how happy I am. Some have never seen me like this.
I will miss many people. Most of all my bestie Cierra and her daughter Ava! They are a big part of my life and I love them like family. Thank you for being there for me, for making me laugh, and just being who you are. Don’t ever change. There will be 2 plane tickets waiting for you.
I may not be in Pittsburgh much longer but I will be around the interwebs
Follow your heart. It may take you on a wonderful journey.
I love you
That is exactly how I feel, lucky. Lucky in Love.
As good of a person as I am I never thought anyone else would want me. I never thought another guy would want the baggage I had. I never thought someone could look past my issues and see me.
Without looking I found that person. The guy who makes me feel good about myself. The guy who is willing to help me unpack my baggage. The guy who loves me even with my faults.
He is over 1000 miles away at the moment and I don’t want anyone else. I don’t see other guys in the same way I see him. He is special, and I don’t mean short bus special In my many years of adulthood I have never met someone so caring and sweet. While I am sure he has some faults, as we all do, I don’t see them. I see the person I fell in love with.
I miss him dearly. I have never felt a bond with anyone the way I do with him and we have only spent 4 days together physically. We have spent months getting to know each other and I think that was one of the best things we could have done. We started off honest and openly communicating, something many people never do well.
I love how sweet he is.
I love to hear his voice.
I love everything about him.
Except how far away he is.
We are working on that issue.
One of us will move when were able to.
When it comes to matters of the heart I am not always responsible. My heart tells me to just go, be with him.
We must wait. When one of us finds work in the other’s state, that person moves
I look forward to spending my days and nights with him.
I can’t wait to have my hand in his as we walk.
I can’t wait to lay my head on his chest and hear his heart beat.
I lovers you
Love can take you on a crazy adventure.
I used to believe in things like destiny, but the past 18 years had destroyed my hope for love. I came to realize in my growing older that while it may not have been the best marriage we made three wonderful kids together that were meant to be in this world.
Facebook is a crazy thing. I met someone on Facebook. I don’t normally add people I don’t know but for some reason three years ago I added someone who played Mafia Wars. We never really spoke, commented on status messages here and there and eventually both quit playing the game. We never deleted each other. One day we started talking on Facebook, then text, then he called me :) It grew into texting and talking everyday. At some point we knew we were falling for each other though we had never met physically.
This adventure took me to travel over 1000 miles to meet him. A delayed flight, a missed flight, and him having to pick me up at an airport an hour away in middle of the night only made for an interesting part of our story.
I spent the best 4 days / 5 nights of my life with him. He was the same person I fell in love with and fell in love with even more.
We are currently working out moving arrangements. Its crazy. Its
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