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Saturday, March 29, 2014

100 Days of Happy: Day #83/ A Prayer to Nan

Day #83: Popcorn and Angry Orchard. Yep.  Off to write now!

Last Thursday (3/20/14), I saw my god-father's sister and I told her about trying to relocate and finding a job. She said, "You should look up to the sky and pray to nan." I put off writing a poem until tonight, but please let me know what you think.

A Prayer to Nan

As I stand at the bus stop,
only a few steps away from your house.
I remember when I was younger--
the Rambler turns 15 in May;
(can you believe it? It seems like yesterday.)
I would be staying at your house
since I loved living with you in the summer,
and I would run down the street,
a bundle of energy,
since a stop was in front of your house too.
You'd laugh, but then I'd come home to you;
you'd tell me how proud of me you were
and to follow my dreams; to go to the Midwest,
to start a new life, but to never forget you.

That was taken away in 2013
when lung cancer claimed your life--
they did give you six months, but I denied.
In the year since, I've been so lost, nan;
my life had quickly fallen apart,
I've lost my rock, my light, my hope.
But, now I'm finally trying to live my dream,
trying to move; Detroit instead of Green Bay;
and I'm asking for your help --
you always believed in me
and said to follow my dreams and move.
Please help me, please guide me
in this journey to Michigan and through life;
I love you and miss you, but please know
that I will never forget you and hold you dear.


  1. Replies
    1. Yeah, I believe in prayer.

      It's been a better weekend. Mom and I came to an agreement: I will work retail here until the end of May, I'll quit and move. I figured what I make at that job could help me move whether I hire a mover or get some people I know from around here (if I go that route, I'm going to have to figure out how much I'd offer to pay them). I also reassured her I'd visit apartments and I want to visit anyway. She liked that idea (shock!). She said, "We understand you want to move, but be smart." I'm going to apply at Michael's as an instructor. :) And who knows, maybe as I'm busy with Michael's, the library and freelancing as well as applying for jobs, I'll be offered something. People have said once they started doing small jobs, they were offered what they wanted. Also, maybe if I write, "I'm visiting at such and such a date to look at apartments, I'd love to have a chat with you" or something to that effect, it might improve my chances.

  2. Let the memory of Nan motivate you.

    1. That's very true. :) Tomorrow or Thursday I'm going to book a trip to Detroit. I don't care what anyone says, this is my life and I'm captain of my life. As nan said: follow your heart with responsibility.