Our home has three flat screen televisions. None of them have been used for days. This is my best description of being “country.” We are removed from convenience to the point where we find value in each other. We laugh a lot. We talk a lot.
I like to make people laugh and then say, "hmmm." If I have done that then I have successfully changed the way you have seen the world.
A lot of people have said in one way or another that they have a great story for me to write. Guess what, if that story was meant for me, it would have got to me. So the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of sharing the wisdom is yours. Now’s the part where invite you to join me.
If You Tube says it’s easy it must be. Oh how quickly I forgot the many hours spent trying to learn the Single Lady Dance to only be able to show anybody what the first 12 seconds kind of looks like. Or, that time I tried doing my own eye brows. Or, or, or…You get the point.
We all have friends that took a new job, or got married-or unmarried, had a child, purchased a new home, sent a child off to college and the list could continue forever. Our hearts know that the change is for the better and our heads are screaming, “what just happened!”
Ghosts are scary, but unlike my preconceived notions that they would try to pull me into their world, I have learned they are scary because they force us to intentionally create something out of our world.
What does this have to do with adventure you ask. I’ll tell you. The same situation that made me run away, is the impetus for this beautiful, yet safe chapter in life. My problems still exist, but they aren’t giants meant to be slayed. They are what one of my wise friends aptly stated “something you have to go through.” And just because my life isn’t at stake, or I am comfortable (yes, we finally got a bed and real furniture) doesn’t make the experiences less “exciting.”
When we moved here isolation was a worry this turned out to not be an issue. The community embraced us. We worried about the conveniences. Guess what? The neighbor will loan you a cup if sugar (and sit down for a cup if coffee) if you need it. […]
From the beginning I knew weather adaptation wouldn’t be my problem. Adapting to a different culture would be difficult. And truth be told, it is hard.
All of a sudden that pioneer tenacity wasn’t so awe inspiring. It was a big pain in the (in our case) the computer that controls the cam sensor. My husband wasn’t embracing that walk beside the wagon mental picture. Truth be told, neither was I.