There’s a great excitement around our house right now, but along with that, a sadness of knowing that we’re finishing one of the greatest chapters in our lives.
It’s nice to have a home base, a safe haven, a ship anchored in a friendly port. It keeps you stable and gives you security so you can venture out and explore. But, after a while you start to realize that stability that you longed for has actually turned to monotony. I’m not saying that settling down is a bad thing, just that for me, staying in one spot so long has started to give me tunnel vision on our possibilities. Doing the same things day after day, eating out at the same spots, defaulting to the same old routines for leisure has started to collapse time. I don’t want to wake up one day and realize that I’ve been doing the same thing every day for thousands of days. So, after 8 years of living on a dirt road in the woods, we have decided to grab about 10% of our belongings (Simplifying to create more time) and move to Atlanta. This was quite a spontaneous decision and we only gave ourselves 3 weeks to make it happen. Our plan is to spend more time meeting people and living outside our comfort zone. Of course I’ll miss the crickets at night, the coyotes pack hunting in the fall, and seeing my son grin when I catch him peeing in the yard. (Don’t smirk, you know you’ve done it.) We may always be country people at heart, but it’s time for some new adventures with new friends. It’s time to trade stability for the uncertainty and excitement of life at sea.
I wanted to take a moment and thank all of our family and friends for everything you have done for us here in Alabama. I could write a hundred books on the kindness and love I have seen by being around such amazing people.
Have you ever made a giant decision in life and gave up all of your stability for something new? What happened that made you do it? Let us know in the comment section below, we’d love to hear your story!