It's been a tiring month of ups and downs, setbacks (my renter backed out) and ultimately success. I will be buying my airline ticket to Europe in the coming week!
David says I was tempting fate with my last post, but I like to believe that being grateful about good things that happen brings more good things. I renewed the ad for the house rental and got many new renters to choose from. I got a deposit and will be turning over the keys, and the dogs, at the end of the month.
Last year was very emotionally difficult. I lost a few pounds, my hair turned grey, and a lot of it fell out (!). But my remaining family seems to be doing well, and though I will miss them, I am looking forward to the adventure ahead!
As people, things like work, the media, and even apps compete for our attention it becomes clearer than ever that time is the one truly non-renewable resource. Knowing this I am happy to choose people and things in my life that bring me joy more often. It has been a lot of work, and some stress, to make this adventure happen, but I'm so happy to do it!
There are pleasurable things to do (FB, ice cream) that aren't always wholesome for life. Then there are pleasures that add greatly to the whole measure of a life. Preparing for quitting work for a while, dreaming up places to explore across the world, getting rid of excess stuff, enjoying the dogs and the house while I can, and envisioning a new life with David clearly fall into the later category.