As a counselor, I am always helping others work through change. As an author, I strive to make my characters change and have it be authentic. For me, one would think that change would be easy.
The reality is some days it is, some days not so much. Moving from a green, temperate rain forest at sea level to the cold desert at 4600 feet, leaving work/community, and friends that feel like home to no work/school/children/teachers and being on unemployment, a completely new community and one local friend is like putting yourself and life into a blender and hitting frappe. The word pulverized comes to mind. Everything about my life has been remade into something that does not quite look or feel the same, with the exception of my incredible husband and dogs.