And Texas it truly is, there's no mistake. Hot humid air, warm oven breezes and too much sun. I wasn't expecting it to be quite this severe. But I love my new abode! An on campus apartment, two bedrooms with three other girls, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. The best part of all is being surrounded by the woods. I have trees all around me! Its simply lovely. Seeing the trees dappled with sun fills me with joy.
The culture is a bit...strange. And I absolutely despise my new job. I guess it would be easier to handle if I was prepared for it...but I just moved here from NY, I'm starting grad classes tomorrow and am orienting myself to new people. Its a lot to take! And throw a fast paced stressful job on top of it all...I'm barely keeping myself together. I'm looking for an on campus job instead.
Being pagan in the Bible Belt makes me nervous. I worry about scaring people (particularly my roomies). I don't want them to isolate me because I'm not Christian like they are. I hope I don't seem too weird to them. I'm under the guise of being a UU...which I haven't seen a church for here. They're popular up North. I'm sure we'll all grow more comfortable around each other as time progresses and we fall into our daily lives.
My Shaman work is going better than my Druid work anyway. The Druidry takes a lot more space and time, and I can't make a Hearth shrine here because I don't feel comfortable doing that in a shared place with people of a faith that doesn't tolerate pagans. We'll see how it goes.
It seems I get a stroke of good luck one minute, and then struck with horrible misfortune the next. Its never a happy medium, its always one extreme or the other. I hate being a Gemini sometimes.