Welcome to my 900th post! This blog actually started its life back on LiveJournal in 2001. It’s bounced around a few times, but has weathered the storms, slings, and arrows of the past, and has remained true to this day! I feel pretty darn good about this milestone, actually. Kinda like writing a very long book that just evolves as life does.
When I started this blog, I was living in Denver, Colorado. Since then, I’ve tried living in California (and failing FABULOUSLY at it!), then moved back to Montana.
I know………WHY did I choose to move back to Montana? Well, there are a few factors that came into the decision making process. It was the better option as far as somewhere to stay long-term until we got back on our feet, which was about a year later, so thankfully the friends we stayed with were patient with us, even though they did swipe one of my heavy goth rings in the process (not that I would ever be able to PROVE it, mind you), and when we were in the house, we pretty much stayed in our room. Yeah…..we were GLAD to get out of there into our own place after that amount of time. I did find a really good job, and I was able to be near my mom during the last years of her life before she passed away (I was in Denver when my dad left this world, so could not be here for him, sadly).
To be honest, if it wasn’t for the great job and the fact that we have a house that we’re actually BUYING, I’d be really considering other options as far as a place to stay. We don’t get many good concerts here, and the culture scene isn’t very widely varied – that and the fact that this town is very opposed to any open-minded change or thinking about being tolerant of others just doesn’t make for a very hospitable place in a number of circumstances, although at least these days I haven’t been thrown out of any restaurants or anywhere else for just being me.
SO……I’ll just be grateful that I’m doing as well as I am, and we’re not starving or about to live on the street, as has almost happened a number of times in the past. At least I have my faith, family, and friends. That’s more than a lot of people have nowadays. What will the next 100 posts bring until I reach my 1000th? Who knows! Let’s stick around together and find out!