December 20 – Beyond Avoidance. What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?) (Author: Jake Nickell)
I laughed when I read this. I mean, big-ole-belly-laughed at this. What didn't I avoid? We moved 1,600 miles across the country with 2 bunnies and 3 cats. Karl was in the academy for 8 weeks, and on the road a lot once we got moved. I was busy finding new specialists and managing a new household that we were blessed to find on the exact day we needed it. Thank you, Lord, for that huge miracle.
We know this is essentially temporary housing, and neither of us has had the time or energy to put into decorating. My focus is for me to keep my body working, and getting Karl comfortable downtime as he learns his new job. Unpacking and picture hanging has not been the priority - especially when we know we will turn around and move within a year. We're still catching our breath!
Will we do it? Some of it, yes. Most of it, no - not until we have firmer plans on housing, the effort does not equal the need. Life is too short and uncertain to waste resources when you could be riding the open road, playing with a bunny in the summer grass, creating an incredible piece of art, cuddling in a quilt whispering sweet nothings with your love, writing a lingering story or getting caught up in a fabulous book or movie. The key, my friends, is choosing the right things to avoid!