What Ice Breakers Work?
Finally! I have internet and can talk to you again! This hiatus made me wonder what ice breakers work for a situation when you haven’t talked to someone you care about for far too long?
What ice breakers work when you have so much to share but only a little time to do it in. As you can see, “Finally, I have internet” was my ice breaker. But now that the ice is broken, I can’t blurt out the stuff I have to share all at once. So this post is really to prepare you for the next one.
Earning Your Trust Again
The reason I was wondering about ice breakers is because it honestly feels like I fell off the face of the earth and now I have to earn your trust all over again. So to do that I thought I would share a little bit of what has been happening in my world with you. And trust me, the next post will take that to a whole new level!
Since this new job and move dropped in my lap I have been running as fast as I could and working harder than I ever have, but getting no where fast. It felt like I was running in mud, dragging a 50 pound weight. Nothing was happening, and I was struggling. But I’m starting to feel the momentum changing, things are starting to settle down, and I’m feeling stronger.
I can finally see the light at the end of this endless transition! Most of my stuff is now in Cortez and I’m getting comfortable in my new home and enjoying my new job. But the special payback for this transition is I have enjoyed several lunches with my daughter, and a wonderful dinner last night with my daughter and son-in-law. What a blessing!
This entire experience has been an amazing journey. It is an incredible story about upheaval, change, and faith. But that till have to wait till the next post. Trust me, I’m going to try some new, exciting things with the next one. You don’t want to miss it!
In the mean time, I would like to share with you a few pictures of my new place. If you would like more “insider info” & goodies, I hope you will click the subscribe button on the side or top menus and become a follower of the blog. You get special features, more photos, contests and prizes, and more contact with yours truly!
This was my last photo taken at my barn in Hotchkiss. Even after a month it still brings tears to my eyes. Moving from my home was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I left my home, my ranch, my barn, some of my favorite horses, my friends, and most of my family. As I look at this photo it all seems surreal.
I took this one as I topped over Dallas Divide above Ridgway. It had snowed the night before and the wind was blowing like crazy. It was beautiful.
When I arrived, I was crying. So to try to pull myself together I walked to the top of my new, rented, pasture and marveled at the vast beauty. It didn’t fill the hole of missing home, but it was nice band-aid.
And this is the first sunset off my new back porch. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The photo doesn’t come close to the real thing. Again, it helped, but the hole of missing home was still there.
So back to my original question, “What do you say when you haven’t talked for some time?” I hope this was a good ice breaker and you will forgive me for being too long gone. Now it’s on to the next post! I can’t wait!
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