It’s been around fifteen years since we’ve lived in New York City. Living in a big city is so different from a small town. Our first small town was Clarksburg, WV. It wasn’t unusual to run into someone you knew when you went out to the store. Going across town took only ten minutes. Getting “stuck” in traffic meant it took fifteen minutes. Directions usually included, “It’s down the road a piece and you make a right when you get to the paved road.”
In Washington, the town was bigger than Clarksburg. It was a nice size town. Goldie Locks comes to mind – it was just right. You get soft when you stop living in a fast-paced city. You forget how to maneuver in and around traffic.
Today, I took Tom to work. Hummmm….traffic. I was surprised by how intimidated I felt. I was a bit nervous. It surprised me. I always considered myself a city girl. My favorite saying is, “You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the girl.” Apparently that was not the case.
This I know – I will assimilate. Resistance is futile. I will get use to big city traffic again and the highways. It’s a matter of time. It’s like riding a bike.
It reminds of spending time alone with God. Sometimes life gets busy as it has for me. You forget to quiet yourself and listen to what He has to say. But just like riding a bike it comes back to you. It takes a while to get back in the groove and have that regularly schedule quiet time. The time that’s necessary to be a good friend to Him.
Two separate items. I should have the final proof from the publishers by October 21st. What is left is for me to read it through – one more time! As soon as that is done, it will take Amazon about two weeks to create a page for me. It’s all so close and the finish line is within my sight.
I would like to thank Theresa from Yew Norke Babe for the following award:
I love you too. I would love to spread the love to all of you who faithfully come by.
Until next time…
© Nadine Zawacki 2008