Monday, April 7, 2008

Goodbye Queen City

I have been wishing upon stars my entire life. For as many that haven't come true, I must say that many have. It ebbs and flows. I think wishing is like many think of talking to a religious figure or speaking to the universal life force in the woods. And it wasn't until I combined the wishing with the universal life force that I was really able to start to manifest my life. While not a religious person, I am deeply spiritual. Forrest Gump sums it up best for me:

"I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time."

While I may have wished for things, it wasn't until I was able to connect my wishes with the greater universe and how my wishes affect others when I was really able to begin manifesting my destiny. It's sort of like praying for others - you cannot just wish on behalf of yourself.

I have been making the preparations all along - being studious and like a sponge as a child, being humbled and humiliated as a tween (before they were called tweens), being motivated in my teens, balancing study with party in college, being wild and crazy and free in my 20's while also slowly pushing through the beginning steps of making a career - with much of the time being angry that I couldn't get to the next step...the step of having a partner and making a home and having a fulfilling career. When the wishing got past myself and started involving others, when I was able to look more and more at the larger picture than the right now, and when I had successfully made it through my Saturn Return, it started to happen.

My Vermont public relations agency, Rachel Carter PR, is a fascinating and evolving business lifestyle I created with my wit, perseverance, and all experiences that came before it. The love of my life, Mitch, is a miraculous being who blessed my life at the perfect time and truly made it all worth waiting for. My friends - while many simmering in their own lives on the back burner - are always there with their sweet aromas and like wishes, ebb and flow when our times for each other are manifested. My family, a rock solid backbone of consistent, fair, and unyielding love and support, are the stuff of a fantastic movie. My cats, well, they are the little beasts for which my heart purrs. And my growing crop of business associates - wow! - am I thankful for how much I am learning and the friendships I am making!

With all of this said, I would like to announce that an insurmountable event has occurred! After just about 8 years living in Burlington, I am finally leaving and moving to the country, where my roots are firmly planted in the ground and have been waiting for me to rejoin them for the manifestation of the rest of my life. Mitch, Fee, Tela and myself are moving to Charlotte in the cow pastured and farm dotted countryside neighborhood of Prindle Corners. We are moving into a three story, farmhouse "condo." (if you want further explanation of what this means, you will only learn by coming to visit)

For those outside of Vermont reading this lengthy, yet deeply heartfelt and necessary post, this is only a half hour south of Burlington, so you can still easily drive and fly here, although I am on a dead end dirt road. It is also on 500 acres of farmland with porches, decks, views, the right wind angle to keep the cow poo smell away, and within a 5 minute drive to river canoeing, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and all things fun on the southern part of Lake Champlain. There is even a ferry.

My Vermont Vibes will now take a turn. As I will not be traveling all over Vermont as much this summer, I will be fulfilling my destiny as a true Vermonter and will be sharing my humorous tales of bug killing, Fee and Tela mouse adventures, gardening, composting, weeding, canoeing, fishing, old house fixing up tips, being a localvore, and becoming a bustling little member of a community, oh, and hopefully becoming friends with people with boats so I can tell the tales of searching for Champ (he's the Lake Champlain lake monster and I am pretty sure he lives in this part of Lake Champlain.) Oh, and don't forget about the ghost stories - those have already begun!

There will be much more on our new home which has been named: MitchaRachia where "in the farmhouse things will be alright." (Thanks Trey.) But, for now, please enjoy the first set of pictures (taken on measuring day)! And for those who want to keep updated, please subscribe - posts are weekly!!!










Love and Light!!!

4 comments:

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Rachel: what a great story and nicely put! As you know, I relish following your many adventures, your trials, and tribulations. I am so very proud of what you have become and of course.............. I love you.
Mom

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cathleen said...

congrats gorby, all my love!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are hard to keep up with, gal! Congrats on your move; that is so awesome!! It is my dream to live somewhere similar someday! And thanks for the inspiring insight on manifesting your dreams. You really don't know how much I needed to hear that - still working on it myself. Hope you are enjoying your new home. Peace,
teri