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A change of scenery
How Can I Feel Safe in a New Place?
I’ve broken my routine, left Florida to be closer to family. Even though it’s only temporary, three months, I’ve changed things up, tossed out the everyday pattern. Why does it feel like such a big deal?
I cling to my routine because it makes me feel safe.
The predictability helps me stay grounded. I know exactly what I’m going to do day after day.
I’m in awe of those people who can pick up and go, wander without a plan. For me to feel safe, I need a home base, so we’re renting a studio apartment in the lush countryside in Pennsylvania, the state where I was born. We’re in Amish country surrounded with fields of corn, trees loaded with peaches, and horses just outside my door.
Why am I here?
This is a healing place the walls say.
The house, built over a barn, has huge beams from floor to ceiling, sturdy and strong, a fortress on a hill. There is only one window, an open space where you can see for miles. An opening large enough should you need to place a shotgun in it, or as in days gone by, a bow and arrow. In reality, it’s an opening for a pair of binoculars to watch the birds.
For me, it’s an opening for a writer to begin a story about a woman who’s hiding.
What are you hiding from and why don’t you feel safe?
How would you answer?
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