"The soul is the truth of who we are."
Marianne Williamson

Monday, August 12, 2013

JUST WAITING..................................................

How many times in our lives have we waited to do something?  You know the feeling....I'll wait until a better dress,  car , man, friend....etc. comes along.  Only to find that our waiting has actually made what we wanted a thing that will never be attained.  Making a decision and then going forward with it can at times be very fearful..but more often than not it is the right thing to do.

I have always be one to be proactive in most things...sometimes to my peril..but that is just the way I am.  However, with age and wisdom now on my side...I am more able to put on the brakes occasionally and make a more considered decision.  

But I do believe there is a difference between making a considered decision and waiting to long for fear of making any decision.....how do you feel about this....and have you had experiences where waiting has been a definite advantage or disadvantage?

Case in point right now for us is this move we are anticipating.  We could have waited till we both were older...but after much discussion..the decision was made to do this now.  We are still fairly young and healthy and a move now into something a little more manageable will certainly prove to be beneficial to the both of us in the long run.

Today I'm just thinking about what lies ahead....thanks for listening.

xoxo

Jo



16 comments:

  1. Do you know how long I waited to retire? I began thinking about it when I hit 65, but waited. I was really suffering on the job. My blood pressure was sky high. What once had been a joy had become a nightmare. But I waited and waited. Fortunately, in my case retirement was all I had hoped for. Great post.
    Mary

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  2. I am a patient pro active person.....make sense?

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  3. My parents waited to move. And put it off. And put it off some more. All it accomplished was ensuring that, by the time they actually moved, they weren't capable of doing the move by themselves any more so I had to do it for them. Thanks, mater and pater!

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  4. I just know you will make the perfect decision.
    Listen to your heart!
    Smiles, Dottie

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  5. Look at all your possibilities and the right path will make itself known to you and your husband. It may seem a huge task but when its right you will know it.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  6. Best wishes in your choice moving forward.

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  7. You've made the right choice and don't regret it for a second.

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  8. I like to make decisions quickly and get it over with. If I stew too long on things, the harder it becomes to decide.

    I guess hubby and I should think about moving to a smaller home soon, but then I would have to open the boxes in the basement that came from our last move 12 years ago. They probably belong to my kids who are in their own homes now.

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  9. I hear you, Jo. I know you are making the right decisions for you. This is a great introspective post. I struggle with some decisions, too. xo Diana

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  10. I agree with you -- a careful decision is always the smart thing. And yes, sometimes one can paralyze themselves. But weighing the pros and cons also helps make things work more effectively.

    Your decision sounds like the right one. I can't imagine what it would be like to move when you didn't have the energy to pack or unpack and so many things to take care of before you left. I say bravo to you!

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  11. Sometimes it's like jumping into the pool....you know it's going to be really cold at first but you go ahead and dive in anyway and after awhile the water feels just fine. I hope things go smoothly for you Jo.

    XO Danielle

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  12. I'm on my umpteenth adventure, aka newest journey (as you know) and loving it! You two need to think of it on those terms and just enjoy the excitement! NO regret's allowed:)

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  13. Good for you! Putting off making a decision IS making a decision. You are going to have an adventure ... enjoy it! Wishing you well.

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  14. Hello, dear Jo! I always had the impression that you are very intuitive, and that you feel this is the right time for a move....
    Knowing that you have the strength for it now is a great motivator. It's a new adventure, after all!
    Most beautiful blessings,
    - Irina :)

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  15. I think as long as we breath we will second guess most things we choose, I think this is an exciting time for you, enjoy the journey! I think change is always hard, we chose to sell up and move to an apartment in the city, sooner than most, Garry was unwell, retired early and it took time to adjust and there were lots of second guessing but we just needed to wait it out.It was for the best and we are very happy in this tiny nest, just what we need and no more, we only kept what was truly beautiful and what we truly needed, its amazing what that amounts too, when it comes down to it we just need each other,

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