Most people have fantasize about selling everything and running away. I’ve always thought of this as more or less a romantic whim, one that helps me feel better when reality isn’t going my way. Countless times Brent and I have looked at each other and said lets just sell everything and run away. The more we move towards our Haida Gwaii future the more I realize we’re actually doing that, and selling everything is not nearly as romantic as I had envisioned.
Preparing to part with the toys that have held the memories of our growing family for the last decade is turning out to be harder than I thought it was going to be.
The motor home is rich in history of not just ours but our friends, one of which has long passed away. The boat has been a treasure shared among friends and family that will be sadly missed. All those days of towing happy wet faces around on knee boards and other fun water toys are now in the past. The more I prepare to part with the possessions the more I have to remind myself that the memories of those times are mine, they live in my head and not in a material possession. The pictures of fun family adventures will with any luck always be there to remind us what great fun we’ve had.
Time continues to march forward and with it the inevitable force of change barges through our lives whether we like it or not. Some of us choose change, and some of us fight it. For years I’ve been an advocate of slow comfortable transitions. These big fast evolutions have never been a favorite of mine and as if I’ve been pushed off the boat into frigid waters, the shock our current change is washing over me. I’m surfacing now and I’ve caught my breath. but the reality, although refreshing, can be a bit tough to take.
Life happens with us,our without us, whether we like it or not. Life is always moving, always happening why not make a bigger splash! Take a plunge into the unknown. Yes it’s scary! Yes it’s different and that's the whole point.
As I clean our once loved toys for the final time and prepare to make the ads that will hopefully find them new homes and create new memories for new people, I come to understand we’re just trading an adventure we’ve already had for one we haven’t. I can check off water skiing because it’s time to get excited about whale watching.
Live Life to the Fullest
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.