Where to start?
At the begining, I guess.
Summer before last while experiencing the joys that were Hurricane Frances and Jeanne,I started to have thoughts that maybe, just maybe, FL wasn’t the place for me anymore. Since my divorce, there was nothing or no one to tie me down to this area. And I had a funny feeling that the next hurricane season would be a lot worse.
So I started researching different locations. Arizona, Maine, Nova Scotia (after the elections), Utah and Colorado.
In June of 2005 I decided that the time was right to take advantage of the red-hot FL real estate market, so I said a quick prayer and put my house on the market. My prayer being ‘God, if this is meant to happen for me, please have my house sell within a week’. It sold in 3 days.
Made a financial killing, put all my stuff in storage and in July moved in with my buddy Howard, who had quit his job to start Respiratory school.
My long-term goal was to find and make an offer on a house on my birthday.
So I did. December 13 my offer was accepted. Closed last week. I now own a house in CO.
Today I informed my company that I would be moving and would like to be able to work from home. They were shocked and surprised, to say the least. Me, who shares everything and anything at the drop of a hat, had remained mum on the whole house-hunting adventure. I also informed my company that if their answer is no, then my last day will be Friday, 13 Jan. I’ll get my answer this Thursday.
Life without a net is what Howard calls it. I know what I want and I go for it. Even if it means giving up a job I adore and clients I would truly die for to follow my dream. Dream, goal, fantasy...I know what I want and go for it, even if others can’t or won’t understand.
In the end, we all drive our own destiny. If it is meant for me to continue to work for my company from a remote location, then it will happen. If not, no biggie. I’m debt-free (other than my mortgage) and I’m an optimist...incurably so. I will succeed. I will make it. Failure is not an option.
So that, boys and girls, is what’s been going on in Kathyland.
I start packing this weekend and the movers come on Monday. Life will change and change big-time. Oh, by the way, I’m afraid of driving in ice and snow. Terrified. But I want to learn how to snowshoe, crosscountry ski and snowboard. So what’s life without a challenge or two along the way?
Life without a net. Just because you can have a comfortable, predictable life doesn’t mean you should.
Happy New Year....hope all your dreams come true...I know mine are :-)