Friday and Saturday the moving company came and moved most everything out of the house. We’ve spent the last few nights at a friend’s house. Today, Brad will load
a few things into a rental truck, and after we finish up the paperwork of selling the house, we’ll be technically homeless. Although, it hardly feels that way. If anything, the logistics of selling a home makes you acutely aware of all of your stuff.
There’s a part of me that would love to chuck it all and run away to a happy island some place far away where the weather is always perfect, all my needs are taken care of, nothing ever annoys me, nothing bad ever happens, and there’s no need for money. There, I could do what I want, and only what I want, all the time.
I bet a lot of people would like to join me there.
Of course, there is no magical island. Instead, we look at our options and make our choices and deal with whatever comes next as best we can. That’s life. That’s what makes my life different from your life and your life different from anyone else’s. Most of the time, you know you really wouldn’t want to trade your life for a different one because you know you’d end up with different friends, different family, different job, different house, different set of problems, different stuff, different life on-the-outside, same old you. And most of the time, your friends, your family, your job, your house, your problems, your stuff, your life on-the-outside, your same old you, suits you quite well.
“Settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. At first they pinch a little, but you like the way they look, so you carry on. The longer you have them, the more comfortable they become. Until one day without realizing it you reach a glorious plateau. Wearing those shoes is like wearing no shoes at all. The more scuffed they get, the more you love them and the more you can’t imagine life without them.”
~ Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights
Your Personal Appraisal
- What would scare you most about moving?
- As an adult, have you ever thought of running away from home?
- What would you gain and lose if you did?
Life Is Honest, Open and True
Select one room of your house and mentally note whether each item is there because it is regularly useful or necessary, or because it is meaningful and what it means to you. Think about what your life would be like without that item. For the useful or necessary items, think about what your life would be like with it or anything like it.
What necessary or useful items would be the hardest for you to live without? What meaningful items would you miss the most? Stop by our Life is HOT blog Facebook Group and leave a comment or tweet me @LifeIsHOTBlog with the hash tag #LifeIsHOT!