Today, we listed this big, old, and beloved house. I sit on her steps and while the choice is made, I have loved her so.
It was a difficult decision for me, but at the end of the day, we were faced with this question: what do we need to do to live out our dream? The answer was clear, once we sorted through all of the chatter.
Society tells us to graduate college, get married, secure life-long jobs, get the house, have the kids, and be in the shuffle. It’s been a glorious shuffle, my friends. It really has. We love the marriage and the kids, but we chase now what we’ve always wanted.
The safe thing to do is to stay here. We love the house and we love our community. We’ve been happy here. But our souls are calling us back to the life we lived as kids. Our souls want to return to something like home. I can see the valley and the creek and the animals, or something like that. I can see my soul running free.
So, we will do at 37 and 39 what we’re not expected to do with our two kids. We’re going on an adventure. We are selling this home to make way. We’re making way for the dream of the land and more travel. And while we wait, we will move into a very tiny cottage, 1/5 of the size of this house. And the plan is that we’ll stay until we come close to the dream.
And if I’m being totally honest here with you, I’m scared. I’m scared and was crying today, but I’m leaping. John Burrows wrote, “Leap and the net will appear.” So we leap. We’ve done it before and we’re doing it again. It’s time. We’re making way. We are chasing our dream.
What do you need to do to live your dream? Can you make way? If you can leap, is it time? What is your adventure?
Thank you for Mothering the Divide with me. It’s about to get even more interesting for me and I hope you’ll stay with me on the journey.