We’ve been running around trying to figure out what we’re supposed to be doing our last week in the states. It’s seems like there should be a standard list somewhere, an app for that, or a self help book entitled “Things to take care of before moving your family and career out of the country”! That would be helpful, because we’ve never done this before. We’re basically just preparing ourselves for everything to change!
The reality that everything is going to change has gotten real. And has brought about a rush of different emotions from excitement to agita. (Agita is an Italian word my wife uses to describe a nervous feeling that has a hint of nausea associated with it; I’ve adopted it into my vocabulary.) But it has been a smooth transition, having sold our house a couple weeks ago and moving into the parents house. It’s been preparing us to live with other people in quite a lot less space than we are used too, while still having the physical love and support of our families and friends. Now the next phase involves us moving a world away from most everything and everyone we know and love!
Sometimes I ask myself why. Why can’t we just do what we do here? I haven’t been able come up with a concise way to answer that question except that everything in this life is about timing, from your heart beating, to your car engine, to music. If you ignore the timing you will die, metaphorically speaking, unless of course your heart ignores it’s timing and then you really would die. The fear of the unknown constantly tries to knock us off timing and leads us to miserable feelings. But when you find your timing you feel a passion to put everything on the line to keep it! And now we have found our timing. We sold our house without a realtor or even putting it on the market!! That was just one of many “signs” that the time is now. We are going to miss being here with everyone so much and even though it’s not the same we’ll keep in touch online.
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