so many artists have moved to northern new mexico for the sky. mostly painters i think. i don’t really paint AND it still speaks to me in such HUGE ways. we have each of the four seasons here in the high desert and skies that change all year long. at night we see every star that’s visible. i know for a fact that this is home. i’m truly living the dream in the land of enchantment, as it’s called.
don’t get me wrong, i LOVE to travel. i also LOVE coming home to santa fe, new mexico! this city of 150,000 is just the right pace for me. after visiting any big city, i find it hard to believe that i actually lived in quite a few of them [boston, washington dc, san francisco, los angeles]. santa fe has every type of healing modality and recovery! i’ve always said, “if you came to santa fe to heal and you DON’T…then you really didn’t want to!”
in exactly one month i’ll have five years clean and sober! i came to santa fe from los angeles on april 12th 2006. that’s a day i’ll never forget. it was the first time i actually surrendered and admitted that i really needed help. i was in rehab for three months and took the advice to stay in santa fe to start my life over. that was, hands down, one of the best decisions of my life! i have so much to be grateful for. here’s to that feeling of “home” wherever it might be!
peace + love + laughter + healing, -kathleen.