New place, new adventure

New place, new adventure

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things to you. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

So vacation is finally over and I’ve landed in a new place and started a new job.  I have to admit it’s the best start I’ve ever had in a new place, and the best first week on a job ever.  I’ve taken a position as the Dean of Business, Education and Professional Programs at Skyline College near San Francisco.  I’m also living in San Bruno, about 12 miles from San Francisco.  I’m excited to be so close to San Francisco, I love the Bay Area and particularly the city and am looking forward to exploring it.  First off, in an ever warming world I’m in a place where yesterday I was actually cold in the middle of June, it was glorious.  I enjoyed living in the high desert but I don’t miss the heat at all.  I would always rather be cold than hot and for the first time in my life, I’m very close to the ocean in two directions, the Pacific Coast one way, the San Francisco Bay the other.

Part of landing in a new place is of course exploring.  I’ve made a friend and she’s been playing tour guide, so we’ve done a little hiking and even made a big, yellow, slimy friend.

We visited the Mission District and walked the area looking at the amazing murals.

And attended a fabulously interesting book launch for the book the Best Breakup Ever, where I also had my first Tarot reading.

The reading was only three cards as you can see but was super positive and really matched up with the way I’m feeling right now.  An interesting thing happened in a conversation last week.  Someone, was telling me that their mental landscape was in turmoil, and it provided me with a moment of clarity.  Haven’t had one in quite some time and what I realized was that mine, for the first time in a very long time, is quiet and serene.  This is a result of the work I have been doing for the last 20 years and because I recently resolved something that created a lot of mental turmoil for me.  It feels like things have fallen into place for me finally and it’s a great feeling.

I was excited to find out that in my new job we are working a 4 day, 10 hour schedule in the summer.  So I took advantage of my first Friday off to head down to Half Moon Bay, which is only about 25 minutes from my place to spend some time along the coast.  I did a hike on the Coastal Trail.

And even found a spot to take a few dinosaur pictures for my nephews.

So week one was fantastic, even if I’m not used to getting up so early and still really haven’t caught up on sleep.  So my friends, I hope you have a fabulous week and as always, have a happy day. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to New place, new adventure

  1. Banu Akgun says:

    Hello Michael 😀 I have been following your posts and the recent ones were signs for a new start.. Here it is. New job, new environment, new life in a great nature. I wish you the best. Cheers

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