You can’t always help.

Reading some sad news stories this morning has made me realize that YOU can’t help everyone, especially if they don’t want your help or identify you as a source of their problems.

Hopefully they will find someone who can help them. Someone they let in and recognize as a source of comfort. It’s just that in some cases that person they need will not be you.

I don’t know how your suppose to handle that situation, I only know it exists. Sometimes, it seems, when the wrong person tries to help they actually end up making the situation worse.

The world can be such a confusing place. People are all so different. What helps one person hurts another. Sometimes it just makes you turn away & look only to self-preservation.

I think many, many folks are in this state of being right now – just trying to survive without doing more harm.

It can make for a very cold & lonely world.

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven’t been keeping up with this blog & website but I have a VERY good reason!

As many know, my husband and I currently live in Alaska year-round.  We’ve been here for about three years but things are changing!

Hubby has landed a new opportunity that will require us to relocate to the Mid-Atlantic Coastal region of the “Lower 48” – so we are in the middle of making that move happen.

As you can imagine, moving from or to Alaska is no easy feat!  I’ve moved dozens and dozens of time in my life, but Alaska is by far the most challenging of all the moves I’ve made.

Anywho – I may not be able to update this blog as often as I would like during the process.  We already have all of our stuff packed & ready for the movers to pack up and hubby flies out to the East Coast this week to settle things out there.  I will have some down-time in between now & the date of our Ferry ride back to the Lower 48 – so I may be able to get some updates done during this time – but no promises 😉

Keep your eyes peeled to see how this goes for us – there will at least be lots of interesting stuff about the Inland Passage Ferry Ride headed south and then the Cross Country trip from West Coast to East Coast while accompanied by our dog and cat.  I’m sure I’ll find something to write about then!

My best to all of you – and see you soon!!

~ Alesia

‘A Walk in the Woods’ vs. A Walk in the Woods: On Reading as a Substitute for Experience

I can relate to this essay and the author so much that I could have written it myself. If you are stunned by the changes adulthood has brought on in your life, how you spend your days, the little time you spend just “doing” things… then you must read this. It applies not only to those of us who rely on books for our vicarious life fulfillment, but also to those who obsessively rely on Social Media or the Internet it general for that life experience.