Monday, September 25, 2006

Blah, blah, blah, don't remember the next part, "New York, New York!" You know that song, right? "I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps!" That one! I'm going there! ME, it's going to be some funky Carrie Link meets Carrie Bradshaw kinda thing, minus the sex, the Cosmopolitans and Manolo Blahniks. Actually, come to think of it, it will be NOTHING like Carrie Bradshaw's New York, darn. Nonetheless, it's going to be a far cry from Portland, Oregon, mothering, wifing, and all the other domestic bliss that is my life.
Don't get me wrong, I love my life, love, love, and a little more love. I also love total escape from it now and then. I love the chance to be "Old Carrie", the Carrie that doesn't worry about how and what everyone else is doing and what they need all the time. The Carrie that meets new and exciting people with new and exciting viewpoints. The Carrie that accomplishes more in a day than laundry and dishes, that can lie down at night and say, "Wow, I can't believe I'm here and this is my life."
Six months ago I was a different person. Six months ago I felt like a lone voice in the world, today I feel like part of a choir. A choir of women all across the country and world that want women to be empowered. A choir of women that want more for their lives and for other women's lives. A choir of women that understand synergy and synchronicity and the power of the human mind and spirit. I feel part of a collective of women that is making a difference in their own homes, neighborhoods, cities and states. Together we are doing what we can to make a difference in the world. We may never be famous nor go down in history, but the future will be markedly different for at least a few people, anyway, because we were here.
When I get back from my adventure the domestic life will resume, and it will be more rewarding, as well. Having gotten some of that other "stuff" out of my system I will be able to feel the deep satisfaction that comes from worrying about my family, and if everyone is where they are supposed to be, and if they have everything they are supposed to have. One extreme will bring peace to the other. The two extremes may help me find the balance in the middle. That's my plan, anyway. I'll keep you posted.


Michelle O'Neil said...

Let the choir sing!

Jerri said...

Enjoy every second, Carrie.

On the short list of things I know for sure: Carrie Wilson Link has made a difference in this world.

Oh, and--you COULD have a cosmopolitan, you know. Just for grins.

kario said...

Please, please, please have a piece of cheesecake for me while you're there! And thanks for letting us join the choir! I'm honored to be a part of it. Have a ball in NYC!

Go Mama said...

Go, sister, go! And don't forget to post a pic of the new 'do, courtesy of Richard. Have a great time, no worrying, and Carrie On!

-e- said...

As an ex-pat native New Yorker now living in Portland with 2 kids, let me tell you, those Carrie Bradshaw moments are not as hard to achieve as you think... if you know where to find them. Just stay out of Times Square (pure tourist shopping mall) and be sure to go to the Lobby Bar of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (on the 35th floor of the time warner center, go in the ground floor hotel entrance). Don't be intimidated, just wear some lipstick and walk in like you own the place (Miss Bradshaw would). Go with someone fun, and order a cocktail to go with the view and the overall fabulousness! This tip is a gift in exchange for all the wisdom and humor you have shared... wish I could join you

Suzy said...

I can't wait!!!!

Jenny Rough said...



I'm singing with ya!

Go Mama said...

BTW, it goes something like this:

Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it,
New York, New York

These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York

I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap

These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York

If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

Take a bite out of the Big Apple for us all Carrie!
Wish I was there.

free spirit said...

have fun and br sure to go to's my favorite

Ziji Wangmo said...

Fall in NYC sounds great - go sister go!

annulla said...

Welcome to New York. Hope you have fun.