I hit the road and left my spot in Cherokee NC yesterday. I had gone to that area because I had a very strong reaction when a friend was telling me about Whittier. I went into Whittier and found nothing. So perhaps the timing just wasn't correct, who knows. I was in a very quiet headspace the whole time I was there. But nothing came through.
My spot for the weekend (shown here) is my first "back in." The worker who was guiding me simply said "keep goin, keep goin." He was shocked to hear this was my first back in location I've booked. I've really only backed this beast, maybe, half a dozen times. Apparently, I look like a pro. Thank you for that skill universe! Haha. Yeah baby.
Anyway, it's November 2nd already as I write this (start of day 24). I am so grateful for everything in this existence. I'm especially grateful for the guidance I receive.
I had been missing the "fun." Simply going about my business for a few weeks (well, since leaving the Unstoppable Influence summit). I had gotten into a quiet head space, listening intently for my next move.
Humans around me, and online, have been providing hints. My current location is a result of hearing this place mentioned, over and over again. I don't know what I will find here but I did find FUN again.
Many of you know how much I love live music. Last night I found a little dive where this adorable little old man was playing. Iggy is his name. His beard was long and white, his body tiny and frail in appearance, so I was surprised to hear him play the songs he played (covers of very cool stuff... and some current pop songs - which was funny). I was even more surprised when he started beat boxing. Every sound heard was made from his voice or guitar on a loop... what sounded like a recording of drums was actually him. It was cool! Of course, this meant it took a couple minutes to set up each song (he was even his own backup singer in a few songs) but the whole process was intriguing to watch.
There's something in that. Something about seeing the process...or being the part of it that wants me to expand...
But maybe it isn't ready yet. The words won't form at the moment. I know, creatively, there's something I haven't completed in my art that has to do with showing the process... so maybe this was simply a gentle nudge from the universe to get it done. 😁
Back to my evening. After Iggy, the headliner came out. All Rock and Roll baby. They played about an hour of their own music. Then played a Black Sabbath tribute. It was awesome!
There were several old (or oldish... one was probably close to my age) men that talked to me through the night because they were intrigued but none bothered me (and only 2 offered me a drink). My waiter was wonderful and suggested places to go in FL so I'll be figuring the first leg of that out today... since it isn't far away.
There was a costume contest. I got my Halloween afterall. This couple was walking around. I couldn't figure out what the heck they were. Finally, before leaving, I asked... they were worms. 🤣 Yeah, didn't look like worms but ok. I had fun. I didn't get up and dance (I love to dance)...but dancing usually draws unwanted advances from men. So, for now, I groove a little in my seat. For those who have gone out with me, or spent any time around me, you know I have a difficult time sitting still if there's a good tune on.
But safety, and comfort, are my priority as I'm out and about alone. There were a few groups of women I could've joined, they were chatting with me... but, I just wasn't in the mood for "WOO girls" (you know them... screaming, wooing, over every little thing - getting louder and louder the more they drink).
Anyway, I wasn't invisible anymore. The weird little vortex I had slipped in while in Cherokee was gone. My head space is still pretty quiet, so there's still something I'm listening for. I did get an idea for another series. I have some portraits to complete first. Clearing space to make room for 'new'.
Today, I'm going to go check out the art scene here. I do have work to do... but I know there's a reason I stopped in this town for the weekend (besides last night's live music). There's so much to do... but my soul also needs FUN. So does yours. It should be a part of your daily life. Do something you truly, TRULY enjoy EVERY day!
Love you all. Have a beautiful day! TTFN!!!
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.