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"Our wills and fate do so contrary run that our devices still are overthrown; our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own." - William Shakespeare

I have been thinking about destiny today.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought I would be living in California with the man of my dreams. Instead of buying a house, I bought a motorcycle. Here I am in the last year of my 50s; I did not imagine having mental illness or diabetes.

I got the travel bug from my birth family. We would travel to historical sites along the Maine coast. I loved these trips and being near the ocean. There were two geographicals: The first to Port Richey, Florida and the second one to Tucson, Arizona.

On my own and with help from various boyfriends, I went to mid-town Manhattan, New York; Long Beach, California; Des Moines, Iowa; Sausalito and Fresno, California; and finally my last visit was to San Luis Obispo, California.

Do you see the pattern here? How many times I visited California. Three basic trips but I was finding out I loved California.

Two years after my last California visit, I made the decision to move permanently. I am in heaven.

First boyfriend came six months later. He was a drummer in a band and a motorcycle rider. This could have been a match in paradise. Since I loved music, I loved been at the gigs to watch him play. As for motorcycle riding, I read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It is all true. I know because I experienced it in real life.

Little did I know when I began going to Al-Anon because of my boyfriend's drinking, I would come to realize that my parents' drinking had affected me. What a break through for me.

Slowly, I came to realize all the guys I had been dating either drank, did drugs, or both. I knew the only way for me to be safe on a motorcycle was to own my own.

Hence the last boyfriend prior to that man of mine, I liked him well enough but he too, drank and smoked pot. But it was because of his contacts, I was able to buy my beautiful Ruby.

It has been 20 years since I began riding Ruby. I don't have all the money in the world but I have exactly what I need. If you had asked me 30 years ago what I would be doing, I don't believe I would have come up with this life.


Today was to be a day off.

It was since I had slept in. No walk was taken. No house work done.

But what did I do? I did my bookkeeping. It's been on my list to do since June. This is how far behind I was. I hate this.

For whatever reason it all came together today where I completed the monthly budgets and from those, bring my annual budget together. Yeeehaaaa!

May your Sunday end on a peaceful note.

mz. em


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