Watt's World: Accepting Change


Accepting Change

I am not afraid to admit I am terrified of change, I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing people that have always loved and supported me. Now I am at a point in my life where things are changing faster than ever. These changes have all been happening for a while, through a lot of reflection and help from people. I am just beginning to acknowledge these changes, man of these changes involve friends moving away to pursue their dreams.

Due to many factors, I will be staying in town for a bit longer. At first, I was afraid to move on as my friends are, partially because I am so comfortable where I am right now. I did not see a problem with my life, I am now starting to view change in a different way. Change is undeniable, there is no stopping it. You can try your best to bury head in the sand, through this blog and many other things I have decided to embrace change. However, I am choosing to call it something different. Growth I have rediscovered my love for writing, I have decided to pursue it as a career. I am currently in the process of finding the writing I want to pursue, I have decided to start my own blog. It will have so many different thing, but most of all it will have me.

Change is inevitable, growth however isn’t life can be extremely scary. But at the end of the day you have to choices, you can either accept change and let it help you grow. Or you can deny it and stay stuck, I am choosing to follow my passion and choose growth. It will not be easy, “Rome wasn’t built in one day” and as my mom said “I’m still building mine.”


Thank you Andy for sharing your talents with us. We wish you nothing but the best on your journey.

ESLT: Pollinator Party


Pollinator Party at ESLT
Hosted by Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust for an informal gathering to celebrate butterflies, bees, and other pollinators! We’ll enjoy delicious snacks and drinks while mingling with friends and sharing gardening stories. RSVPs are not required, but are helpful.

When: Wed., Apr. 24 (5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust, 250 N Fowler St. in Bishop
RSVP: marie@eslt.org or call (760) 873 – 4554

Caltrans: Weekly Pass Status Report



MONO, INYO AND KERN COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)  has begun the seasonal clearing of pass roadways in District 9. Caltrans maintenance crews begin assessing each pass as winter storms subside, typically in the beginning of April. Depending on weather conditions, crews will continue their progress to uncover any damage due to falling rocks, trees, snow and ice. Roads, guardrail, culverts, drains and signs are all evaluated for repair. Caltrans primary goal is public safety, and the reopening of each pass is reevaluated for reopening.


    • State Route 120E (Mono Mills Road)

WINTER CLOSURES  In place until further notice.

    • State Route 4 (Ebbett’s Pass)

    • State Route 89 (Monitor Pass)

    • State Route 108 (Sonora Pass)

    • State Route 120W (Tioga Pass)

    • State Route 158N (June Lake North)

    • State Route 270 (Bodie Road)

 Before, during and after continuing storms, Caltrans, along with other agencies, are out on the roads working to keep the traveling public safe. Debris, snow and sand, blown by winds can pose a significant threat on the roadway.  The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution. Be mindful of Caltrans crews, and that of other responders working along your travel route.  Inattentiveness on the road can have tragic consequences.

As Winter conditions are still present in the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans reminds drivers to carry chains and to be prepared for winter driving conditions. We recommend having a full tank of gas, carrying blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck. The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).#

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.