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Tuesday, April 5, 2011



So, turns out moving across the country is hard work. There's all these things you don't account for (like freak snowstorms in Missouri) and all these things you do account for but don't really REALLY account for (like just how LONG LONG OHMYGAWD LONG Kansas is) (seriously Kansas people, HOW DO YOU STAND LIVING THERE?) (No, I'm not still bitter). But overall, it's one of those soul-enlightening experiences that sticks with you.

For better or worse (definitely better now), for richer or poorer (mostly poorer), in sickness and in health (mostly sick -- stupid *cough* dry *cough* climate *cough*), til death do us part (or, you know, until I move somewhere else), I hereby pronounce Utah my new home.

*raises a glass or kisses the bride or whatever should be done in this situation*

Know how I knew I'd made the right decision? I came up with the next scene in SLIP NOT, my YA paranormal ghost story. Yup. I haven't had a scene pop into my head in, well, calculate how long it's been since I finished STREAM PIRATE. I'm telling ya, there's magic in the air here. Magic writing air. *breathes in deep*

So even though Kansas is a soul-killing drive that sums up America in its billboards (porn shops, shoe stores, antique malls, and "foot-high pie" diners), and even though Missouri tried to kill Natalie and I, and even though we may have spat curses upon every driver from Grand Junction to Salt Lake (those last hours are a bit of a blur), the drive was worth it, the transition was worth it, and the overall craziness of the last month was worth it. Because I'm happy, yo.

And I haven't been able to say that for a long, long time.


Adam Heine said...

Hooray! Let's hope the internet is wrong about Pirates and Ninjas living together, re: the end of the world. Cuz I hope you enjoy this for quite some time :-)

Samantha Vérant said...

Relax. Deep breath! Go get a massage...

Jill Hathaway said...

Woot! I'm glad your writing is going well! I'm working on something new, too. We'll have to trade when we're both finished.

K. M. Walton said...

Yay for happy Sara!

Alliegator said...

I'm going to pretend I'm not thinking about how far away you are... or humming Carole King songs. haha no, seriously I'm excited for you and glad to hear excitement and happiness in those words! =)

Wyman Stewart said...

I hear you can see for "Miles and Miles" in Kansas, since it is flatter than a pancake. (I can believe everything I hear, right?) Ah, Missouri, the Show Me state. Hope you showed 'em!

Now, isn't it strange how the first thing a person usually does when moving far, far away, is get sick in the new climate? That climate change thing is a real beast. Kind of like an invisible evil force in a fictional tale.

Glad you're alive. That's all.

Candice said...

I totally get the cross country thing. I moved to Ohio from CA and then a year later to South Dakota from Ohio. Enlightening, but exhausting.

Now that you're in UT, I bet I'll get to meet you when I visit Natalie and Jenn and my other lovely Utah writer people. Glad to hear you're happy and settling in.