"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain
I'm about to take a huge leap into the unknown. In two short weeks, we will be moving into a beach house steps away from the lake in another town. It is in a sweet, eclectic, artsy lake community just a half hour outside Chicago.
Lovely as it sounds..I find myself nervous..fearful even.
This huge, beautiful house is for sale and...nothing is selling these days. The owners are in limbo..paying two mortgages. I will be renting on floaty terms..if it sells we have 30 days to move. If it doesn't sell, we get to stay in a super cool house with lake views for dirt cheap.
I love this house.
I can't afford to buy this house at the moment.
We may stay a couple months or a couple years...everything is up in the air.
I'm learning a great lesson in attachment. I'm learning to live in the moment.
My children are learning to take risks and have faith the next wonderful opportunity will arrive when the time is right.
I imagine cold drinks, lots of laughter and friends gathered on the large front deck..taking in the cool lake breezes and the sounds of the waves rocking us to sleep at night.
But...one thing I know for sure is...this is just the kind of break we need.