Shall I lead or shall I follow?
Lately folks have been curious as to our departure date. Me too. This has been one of the tougher lessons to learn, “things don’t always go as planned” The fence is a good example, “we’ll build that baby is 2 weeks!” Well it’s now been 2 months and we still have to finish the gates.
Daily, many blogs appear in my email, that I have willing subscribed to. Some more helpful , well written and informative than others. Recently there has been a rush of e-book launches by blog authors.
One that came around the other week was for an e-book on how to downsize and travel in 30 days. HA! Who ever buys that e-book probably still lives with their parents, and they need 30 days to talk their parents into keeping all their stuff.
Being the first of our circle of friends to change directions in our life has been interesting. We feel like fish out of water. Everything we knew to be so now has changed. Everything I consider purchasing I must think twice about .
Will it fit in the van. Is this a need or a want? Every penny spent is money the we won’t have on the road.
The dance is the balance that must be created between living in the future and being present in the now. Trying to live every day to it’s fullest while being conscious of our plans.
As my pile grows for our sale, I look at items and think, did this give me what I thought it would when I bought it?
Now it will be sold for a fraction of the price and from this side of the fence I realize I didn’t really need it.
Folks comment on how brave we are, that we are blazing a path for others to follow, this make me uncomfortable. At times I wish we would not have told anyone …. impossible when you are stripping your life down to the bare wood. People would know something is up.
It’s the people that choose to come after us that will make us seem more sane.
This Ted video nails it! How to Start a Movement