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Linda from Michigan
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Well, today is my one year anniversary of moving to St.Croix. My day has been full of emotion, thoughts. I have laughed, cried, reflected, given thanks.

I wonder if I've done what I came here to do? What have I missed? The experiences have been full, but I feel I've gotten into "the grind" and forgotten to live life.

I know that I have gotten wrapped up in the 9-5 and have withdrawn from my personal obligation to payback or payforward as I like to say - helping others like people helped me - advise - doing what is needed, being there for them. I feel bad for that. But each day is a chance to start over.

This year has brought so many new experiences. Even just coming here. But I have done so much that I never dreamed of - and now I have a car (I was without the first 9 months) and an offer on a house. Who would have thought? I never envisioned this! And I will be vacationing in Venezuela in a couple months.

This has been a chance for me to re-write my life. I have found though, that it doesn't always go forward. Old behaviours die hard - sometimes you have to stop and re-evaluate and make different choices.

So I need to thank everyone who offered information on this messageboard over the time I was planning my move. And for those who have helped me/supported me/encouraged me since I made the move. Some of those who I have met from this board are no longer on island - be it a move back or that they were here on visits. You all played an integral part of my life. I won't ever forget the part you play.

I will become active again on the board and in the community. I feel the need to payforward for all that everyone has done for me.

And to those that I met last year at the VINOW St. Croix Picnic - I hope we can all be together again. I have lost touch with most - miss many - and look forward to seeing a bunch of you this year!

Islander, Jeff, and the rest of you at VINOW - you are awesome. This forum is a fantastic tool! Keep up the great job.

To everyone else - follow your heart and your dreams. Life is too short to wait "till we can afford it", "till we retire", or "till the kids get older".

Blessings,

Linda

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Topic starter Posted : June 2, 2006 1:21 am
Eve
 Eve
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Congrats Linda,
A wonderful post and hard to believe it's been a year! Remember I hope to be there soon as well. Still no news yet either. Island Rat and I love ya and can't wait to meet up soon. Thanks for your encouragement and support too.

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Posted : June 2, 2006 2:50 pm
Melody
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You have been of great value to me and I am sure I speak for other to the board thank you. Enjoy doing the things you did not get to do the first year the second year.

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Posted : June 2, 2006 3:08 pm
katetastrophee
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Congratulations Linda. June 1st was my one year anniversary as well on STT. How time flies!

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Posted : June 2, 2006 8:50 pm
East Ender
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Linda: Nice post. I also use my anniversary of moving to the VI as a time for reflection and evaluation. You are right about following your heart. At least when we are old and decrepit we won't be full of regret!

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Posted : June 2, 2006 8:52 pm
Linda J
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Some of us were ALREADY old and decrepit when we made the move! We're glad it was the right one. Congrats Linda.

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Posted : June 3, 2006 12:58 am
Linda from Michigan
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Thanks Linda. You and Ric have been an important part of my first year. Thanks for everything you've done for me - so much - and for all of the people's lives you've touched.

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Topic starter Posted : June 3, 2006 1:35 am
terry
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Congrats!!!
We wish you many more happy years to come.
Terry and Annie

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Posted : June 5, 2006 3:14 pm
Linda from Michigan
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Thanks guys! Will you be at the picnic this weekend at Mike and Linda's?

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Topic starter Posted : June 5, 2006 5:44 pm
terry
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No, we won't be back until the end of the year. BOO HOO

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Posted : June 6, 2006 12:14 am
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