I was joking with Rick last night, as we waited up for the lunar eclipse, that it would be so funny if the County Parks Boss in Ashland called to offer Rick a job, just as we're starting to feel somewhat grounded in Taos again. That's the way it works, doesn't it? The minute we're content with what we've got, something new is offered. When we let go of wanting something, that's when it can find its way to us. It happened that way when Rick and I met. That very morning I'd told my boss that I was fine and dandy raising my kids by myself, and that's just what I planned to do. Then at lunchtime, I bumped into Rick at the park, and we've been together ever since. I only found him because I wasn't looking for him.
So it's no surprise that bright and early this morning, County Parks Boss called to see if we might want to camp host again next summer. I made some kind of weird Ninja Camp Host face, and Rick told him that we didn't really want to do that again, but he'd consider a paid job if one came available. He added that we'd also need a place to park our trailer for the summer. Might as well ask for everything you want, right? Well, the Boss was very encouraging, saying that he thought they could find a spot for us, and he'd call again soon...
Hilarious! We just looked at each other and laughed. If a real offer comes through, we can decide what to do then. Summer in Ashland and winter in Taos would be ideal for me. I don't love the spring mud-and-wind season here, or the summer monsoon season, but I do enjoy the fall and winter months. I'm sure a bunch of other things to consider will pop up between now and then, but it's already fun to think about another summer in Ashland, hopefully without camp hosting, and without a bead tent. What would I do instead? Well, I'm not the one to ask, that's for sure! But I do know that staying open to everything brings a lot more options our way. We still get to say the final Yes or No, but it sure is nice to have some fun choices to pick from. It's also nice to get those reminders that the Magic still works. Hold on really, really tight to whatever is in your hands, and you've got whatever that is. Open up and let it go, and anything can land there in its place.
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