I am about to step out into the unknown and while that’s a little scary, it is also very exciting. My husband and I are selling our home, simplifying our stuff, and driving to San Diego, CA. The only commitment we have is a one month rental for the month of May in downtown S.D. After that, we’ll see where and what is next for us.
We have four young adult children who have been raised well, loved well, and even now I feel that it’s important to us and to them that we live life to it’s fullest. That we live as an example to them. This quote seems perfect for this time of our life.
“You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.
So I suppose the best piece of advice I could give anyone is pretty simple: get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, the larger house. Do you think you’d care so very much about those things if you developed an aneurysm one afternoon, or found a lump in your breast while in the shower?
Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over a pond and a stand of pines. Get a life in which you pay attention to the baby as she scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a Cheerio with her thumb and first finger.
Turn off your cell phone. Turn off your regular phone, for that matter. Keep still. Be present.
Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work.” Anna Quindlen
Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria