At the end of 2019, I felt like maybe I was was standing close to the edge of a cliff. I was in the process of making updates on our house so that we could then put it on the market. In my mind , the plan was to fix everything up during the Winter and Spring and possibly Summer and move during the Summer so my kids could finish their school year. I’m so thankful God had other plans that included us moving early, because I could not imagine having to be a two household household during COVID like we had been for almost two years prior. Sometimes, though, when I think about all of the challenging situations that went on this past year (like navigating this real estate market – a moment of silence – *whew*), I think I’m on the other side, but I am regularly checking the ground around me.
One thing I am sure about, though, is that I am living my life with an urgency and a respect for every opportunity with an equal respect for the importance of taking care of myself and those around me.
Yesterday I intended to take a much needed break. I was going to enjoy the sunshine with a good book after lunch. I have no idea where that plan went, but at least I made some progress on the beginning of the book. Next Sunday is Father’s Day, so maybe I will skip the whole planning thing or at least try.
This morning, my children and I went for a walk at a nature area not far from where we live. It is beautiful and lush and meanders along a local creek. We headed out early so that we could practice social distancing. It really amazed me how remote the trail felt such a short distance from the densely populated area where we live, which I should be used to after twenty years living in the Pacific Northwest.
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, it felt good to get out and just take in the plants, trees water and space. It was sad to have to take steps to practice social distance, but I think it is the best thing to do right now to help make things better in the long run.
Lately my life has become a series of appointments and transactions. Things have become so hectic that I found myself making appointments with myself. On a Sunday. I’m so thankful that I know I am making progress and that the finish line (well the first big one) is a little over a month down the road.