Chapter 12 - Finally Planting Roots

One of my odd silent hobbies I like to partake in, is to pretend I’m a psychologist and I’ll analyze myself and situations all the way down to the deep, dark depths. So when my friend Daidri and I were recently chatting, I was really surprised when she made a very obvious statement that I had completely missed about myself.

“Well, it sounds like you haven’t put down real roots since Ashland which was in 2002, so no wonder you want to settle down!”

No I thought, with wide, surprised eyes… it could not possibly be 16 years since we really felt settled?! Yes, we nestled into our various homes, since our time in Ashland, all with the familiar comforts, but there was always an underlying knowing that “this is just temporary while we’re waiting for our forever home”.

My takeaway from this realized observation is how frightening time can slip by when you’re not living intentionally. Every little bit can add up to an entire life’s worth!

I’m now stepping back and looking more closely at myself and paying closer attention so I don’t let time slip by so easily again. Want to join me in this quest? Who wants to squeeze the most out of life!!


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