#WhyNot

courageI just left home. No, I am not 18. I am 57. 🙂 I am moved 3000 miles away. AND it’s my first time ever, to live on my own. My journey thus far ~ from a family home to college. From college to marriage. From marriage to 6 kids. From there, loss of husband, and now empty nest. There is my life in a very small nutshell. So, nope. NEVER lived on my own. Till last Saturday. Just me. 2 heavy suitcases, and 2 carry ons, and “20 seconds of insane courage”! haha! (Favorite movie quote from ‘I Bought A Zoo’.)  🙂

20 seconds to walk on to the plane, to move 3000 miles away. Is this a forever move? Probably not. I am guessing it’s just another chapter in the book of my life. Am I excited? yup! VERY. Am I scared? yup! VERY. Did I  chicken out? NO. 🙂

Telling anyone this, just to say ~ sometimes the only way to break out of your comfort zone, is just to do it. It is so easy to do the easy thing; to stick with what is familiar, and secure. And for sure, there is nothing wrong with that. There are times and seasons where we are meant to stay put, and others when we are meant to do something different/change/move. It takes wisdom to know timing.  If you are a mother of 6 kids, you just can’t decide to up and move away on a great adventure. Definitely NOT time. But, when your 6 kids are on their own, sure! Another quote from ‘I Bought A Zoo’ ~”Why not?”

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#HowIsIt2014Already

……AND THERE GOES A MIGHTY RUSH OF WIND BLOWING RIGHT BY ME, LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN; KNOCKING OVER ANYTHING IN ITS PATH. (Oh wait, thats LAST YEAR 2013 leaving me in its dust!!!!)

 Life goes by really fast. No, I mean REALLY fast. My kids are catching up with my age. As a couple of them reached 30, I was stunned at the speed of which my life had gone. Right at about 100mph, shooting right past me. I can either spend the rest of my life freaked out about this, or I can take a deep breath, and squeeze as much out of each and every day as humanly possible. Time passes you by, whether you are enjoying it or not, so it makes way more sense to enjoy it!!  And remember, 50 is the new 30, so we get to be younger a little while extra. (not really, but it sounds good in its essence).

 

 

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