Got into a car accident a couple of weeks ago, had to end up scrapping it. Not overly surprised, my car was 14 years old after all. It’s odd having a certain freedom to roam, then experiencing the abrupt stop to it. It has limited my ability to be involved in the local zen center.
For the first week after I graduated I spent at least some of every day there, it was wonderful. The volunteering, the chanting and scheduled sittings, and being able to really connect with the people who lived there. I miss being so involved.
I do wish to eventually live and study there for a time, and perhaps go on staff as well. I have been getting rides and borrowing cars to continue to visit, but it is much more difficult.
It is official, I am relocated to San Francisco for at least 2 months. I leave on June 14th and presumedly return on August 14th. I’m quite excited to be rubbing elbows in my guest-ship with people in my dream field (type design) on a regular basis. Still hunting for another paying gig as well.
I’m apprehensive about visiting the zen center in San Francisco, it seems very different from the one I am used to. I think it is more just nervousness from leaving behind the cozy space I have made for myself at the local center and being unsure of what shall happen to my practice and such when I relocate.