A week from today I will be starting over again in a new state, in a new town, with new adventures. This will be my second move in three years. Some people jump out of airplanes, I do cross-country moves…with pets!
A series of unfortunate events, or so I thought at the time, led me to move to Wilmington, North Carolina. Against my lawyer's advice, since my divorce had not been settled yet, and some well-meaning friends who expressed concern about my new locale, I packed my bags and headed north with my daughter who was transferring to the local university to complete her degree.
When I lived in South Florida, one of my favorite pastimes was to take my daughter to a tourist attraction called Butterfly World. We would spend several hours wandering around this beautiful garden setting. With piped in classical music, and hundreds of colorful butterflies swirling and fluttering around you, you could swear you had walked into a Monet painting.