I've been settled this year in the way the once "wild" West was settled. The tracts of untamed prairie and forest within me have had roads cut through and little building put up. A few acres have been cleared and where there used to be clumps of conifer, deciduous, fern, vine, and shrub there are now orderly rows of nourishing plants. In this metaphor fantasy the settlers are not violent. They have basic needs and do not seek to outgrow their abilities in time and space. They do not shoot whole herds of animals or feel threatened by the wild calls in the night.
In 2006 or 7 I took on a side job as a brochure designer for a woman who was beginning a life coaching practice. She had been doing higher education tutoring for some time and wanted to transition to working for herself. I must have given her some amazing bullshit spin about my experience or abilities because I had no idea how to use the Adobe programs she wanted me to use. No, I only had a girl friend who did and I begged for her advice and tutelage.