Our house has been on the market for a little over two weeks now. The first 10 days we were in the islands with friends, so it was easy to keep clean, but now that we are home it is a chore to keep it in tip top shape for any last minute showings. (Right now, I should be cleaning instead of writing this blog)
This past Saturday, we assumed there would not be any showings so we decided not to make the beds and we had a few dirty dishes in the sink because we wanted to spend extra time working with Tyler on his End of the Year Project for school. … Then, we received the call!! Someone wanted to see our house in 30 minutes, Yikes!!
We immediately stopped working on Tyler’s project and…. Washed the dishes, Wiped off the counter tops, Made the beds, Dried out the sinks, Closed the toilet seats, Freshly Vacuumed the Carpets, Packed the Dog and all of his toys in the Car and drove around while strangers walked around and critiqued our home. We cleaned the house up better under stress than we would have if we cleaned it up in the morning just “waiting” for the call for a last minute showing.
YES, It’s a very scary thought of giving everything up and moving onto a Sailboat. But, it is even more scary for me to think about staying here and doing this same thing for another year. I have a life that most people dream of; I have a life where most people would feel comfortable and secure, but what most people “think” of as their comfort zone, bores the HELL out out of me.
Jimmy Buffett has a song “Growing Older But Not Up” and in this song and he says, “I’d rather die while I am living, then live while I am dead.” Currently, I feel like I am am “living while I am dead”, doing the same thing, in the same place, at the same job, day after day after day after day. I am constantly working for material things that I own, rather than working towards living life.
I know that amazing adventures await and they may test the boundaries of my comfort zone, but I am excited to see where the “winds of change” will take take me.
“I’m growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
So let the winds of change blow over my head
I’d rather die while I’m living then live while I’m dead” ~ Jimmy Buffett, Growing Older but Not Up