It’s a fresh start. This cannot be denied. It is an opportunity to go to a new place, learn new things, shed the old and embrace the new . . .
Yes, this old girl is flexible. I can thank God and a lot of crisis in my life for teaching me the virtue of letting go.
There are a lot of good things about leaving the old and learning the new:
- Getting out from under a financially crippling house payment
- A house that needs more work than value
- Neighbors that suck
- Lots of work here out in the country
- Poor phone service and internet
- Just to name a few . . .
Missing the good things, well, they will be missed
- Family, friends and familiarity
- A job that I LOVE!
- The pond, the dogs, the geese and the wildlife
- Throwing the Frisbee off the deck an watching the Labs dive in after it
- The times the Frisbee submerges and watching the dogs swim in circles for minutes looking for it
- The first family of baby geese in the spring
- The great parenting skills of mama and papa goose as they teach their babies to swim, eat and fly
- The motor-boat sound of the adolescent geese as they take flying lessons from their parents
- 40 finches on the pole feeders at one time
- Woodpeckers, oriels, purple martins, blue herons . . .
- The northern lights over the pond
- Cutting the grass on a lawnmower that goes 20 mph!
- Grilling salmon on a plank from the wrap-around deck
- All the windows and natural light
- Chelsea, Cleary’s, the Common Grill . . .
- Tommy Foster
- Sounds & Sights
- Clients, prospects and first-time buyers
- My mother’s grave