We’ve moved again. This time we’ve gone country. Well, country-ish anyway. We’re now on the outskirts of a small town in rural southern Missouri. While I've moved more times than I can remember (50 or 60 times now?), this one’s a big change for me, (and my wife). It’s part of an intentional move towards simplicity. For the past few years I’ve been slowly digging myself out of the trappings that often accompany a white-collar career and an urban life.
Did we have to move to accomplish this? No, of course not. But it made sense for us. We have family here and we can build our little dream homestead. While I’m still actively engaged in my career, this move is part of a long-term goal.
I'm looking forward to getting closer to the land and rhythm of the seasons. When I say "simplicity," I certainly don't mean "easy." Building a house, maintaining a garden and navigating our way in a new community will be plenty of work to be sure.
As usual, I underestimated the impact this move would have on my work and writing. I've moved so many times, I figured it’d be no big deal. I was way off.
No worries though.
It just means I need to pick up where I’m at, reset my expectations, adjust my timelines for a few goals, and “Git-er’-done” as they say in these here parts. My “NOW” page lists what I’m spending all my time on… when I stay focused, that is.
Once we finish signing the papers on a property, I’ll have to update the list to include all the new projects that come with it.
Try to take some time today and enjoy a simple --and unhurried pleasure. Cheers!