With the help of my friends I sought legal advice to find out how long I could remain in my home until I had to vacate. I didn’t have the funds for rent and wasn’t sure where I was going to go next. I figured I would put my belongings in a storage facility and then figure out where I would rest my head. It was ironic actually or perhaps just fitting, but I reflected on how hard I had fought to keep my home all these months, but now I truly felt I was ready to let it go. I was ready to move forward, wherever life would take me.
The one thing I did know was that I wanted to remain in Sausalito. Here I was at least surrounded by people who truly cared about me and I was happy. I also learned that there were a number of exciting things taken place here in the Bay in the New Year. In addition to the Golden Gate Bridge turning 75, the Sausalito Art Festival was celebrating its 60th year. I credit the Sausalito Art Festival for my big break and launching my photography career. I would certainly want to be in town for the big celebration.
As November drew to a close I spent every day taking steps to move forward. I continued to apply for jobs and researched rooms for rent. I continued to let go of that which was no longer needed and somehow I felt as though things were happening just the way they were supposed to. It certainly wasn’t easy at times. I had had a great life and yet this year I had been dealt with so much loss. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to lose so much in such a short time, but it happened, and I had to find the best way to cope.