We’re coming up on the one year mark before our planned move and I’ve been thinking. Within the next year we will have plenty of money to make our move. Right now Fish is becoming concerned with the sustainability of income. I share the same concerns. A year ago this wasn’t even a consideration, but the economy has changed and we need to be more cautious. A lot can happen in a year and this might be something we scoff at in the future, but for now, it’s a concern. There aren’t any red flags right now but there are talks of work slowing down. Fish has other pokers in the fire but nothing is concrete.
At times I feel that if this move doesn’t happen it will be a personal failure. That, if this doesn’t happen now, it never will happen. This move is something that we both really want. I’d hate to have regret in the future.
On the other hand, with the knowledge that this very well could be our last year in California, Fish and I have taken more time to take in all that our area offers. We’ve been going out and about, checking out Estate Sales, making plans to go fishing at a lake in the neighborhood next to ours, going to Farmer’s Market during the week, visiting the Strawberry patch, going for bike rides on trails that pass by the horse stables, feeding goats, riding ponies, catching a train, going to Disneyland, hiking, walking to the Pho restaurant with the kiddos and enjoying a good meal… The list keeps growing.
Maybe if my personal goal isn’t met in the timeline I plan, it’s not a failure. Maybe Chasing the Firefly will be a journey of learning how to glean the treasures of where I am.