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Off The Main Road
Today is a day of awakening and restructuring. It's interesting to see things change so quickly when it is decided to put the past behind me and forgive those who brought harm. That's what happened first thing today, forgiveness. After I felt some very deep emotions, followed by relief and freedom.
Releasing The Past
This morning I woke up a little earlier than usual with a squawking bird just outside my window. Even with it closed, it sounded like it was next to my ear. Don't care how Cinderella portrays it, that is just annoying at 4a. Once up, my usual routine begins with thirty minutes on my cycle, checking on the latest news, social media, and watching a little streaming on Peacock, Hulu, YouTube, or whatever channel is capturing my interest.
It was April 15, 2020, when I was officially laid off due to the COVID pandemic. I was working in one state, Minnesota while living in Wisconsin. According to Minnesota, I was supposed to file in Wisconsin, it took Wisconsin eight weeks to say, "no, you need to file in Minnesota".
A Photography Artist
As far back as I can remember it has always been a dream of mine to travel, take photos, and get paid for it. But after several years of working for someone else, I decided I didn't want to be on anyone else's schedule anymore. I wanted to go where I wanted, be on my time schedule, and not work whenever I decided. Enter travel photography.
Another Road Trip Completed
Just like last year, this road trip ended the same way with little to no excitement on the drive home. It was almost like the Universe didn't want to delay my return or maybe I was anxious to get home. Regardless of the reason, it was always nice to be able to sit back and relax.
A Heart-Shaped Locket
Through the darkness, an image begins to form. An image of snow-covered mountains, deep, green valleys, people laughing and dancing about. Animals roaming the hillside as dogs run through the fields. The sun shines bright, the sky is blue and sprinkled with a few clouds. As I stand in the middle of the field, the images begin to move faster as if someone has hit the fast forward button, and there in the distance, over the hill something is coming.
The Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel, the name itself brings about images of mystery, murder, and a not so nice of an area in Los Angeles. The hotel consists of low-income residential rooms as well as rooms for the traveling public. My interest in this story was sparked when the popular paranormal group Ghost Adventures announced that it was having a special investigation.
The Voice's Message
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Juno West, female, a little over five feet, toned, mocha skin, dark hair with red highlights, single, photographer, wealthy, and a sixth sense that likes to make itself known through the song "Hotel California". The song speaks for itself, but if you haven't heard it I recommend you stop reading now, go to YouTube and search it out, Eagles original version.