A brand new household has simply moved into our condo in Brooklyn. They’ve a baby and a canine. That after was going to be me. They’ll meet mates for playdates at Prospect Park. They’ll sleep with a wall between them and the magic of Brooklyn throughout. They’ll sit by the window and watch life happen beneath: neighbors chatting, folks off to alter the world, outdated Italian girls assembly subsequent door for do-it-yourself meatballs, and mothers and dads on foot with strollers and groceries. They’ll order take-out from certainly one of thirty superb eating places and have it delivered inside 15 minutes. They’ll put rugs down for pitter pattery ft in honor of the neighbors beneath. And soak in my additional huge bathtub. Will they need a chalkboard wall within the kitchen? I had been planning on a chalkboard wall within the kitchen as soon as we had youngsters.
It’s so unusual to consider the life I believed would happen there. Our child. Our stroller. Our playdates on the park adopted by bathtub time in that bath.
I by no means might’ve guessed we’d be right here. In South America. Danny and I – and now our doggie woman whom we merely adore. I’m sitting on a sofa that in all probability wouldn’t even slot in my Brooklyn condo. Though I love tiny flats! All of it is a journey. And so surprising.
It looks like we’ve been touring the world recently despite the fact that I believed we’d be settled in assembly mates on Sunday afternoons underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and going to brownstone BBQs like I used to be doing within the photograph above (whereas visiting Brooklyn this July). And now we’re planning out a yr that boggles my thoughts: maybe a religious journey to India (and so why not a go to to China, too?); an expedition to Machu Piccu, Bolivia, and Patagonia; and the way a couple of retreat in Australia and Kauai – as a result of we’ve been invited; and one other U.S. Tour for our retreats – as a result of a farmhouse in PA is looking our identify; and a few retreat alumni in Seattle and Las Vegas need to host us, too. We’re additionally now beginning the planning course of for a web-based program for individuals who need to remodel their lives and marriages. And we’re very, very near enhancing some content material we have now for a ebook (trace: ‘Love Story‘ followers can be very joyful about it.) Holy smokes.
So there you’ve got it.
That is unreal to me.
And sure, I do know, all of that is an expertise of a lifetime.
And but typically I don’t know how you can reside this life. Nobody taught me how you can reside this life.
I don’t know how you can publish a ebook. I don’t know how you can run this little ship in essentially the most environment friendly approach. However I suppose I don’t know how you can unfold a stroller, both. So collectively, no matter you might be doing and I’m doing – let’s imagine that we are able to do it!! Let’s make it the most effective we presumably can. Regardless of how unknown or surprising our lives are, step-by-step, we are able to discover ways to thrive no matter what we have now earlier than us. I do know it.
Are you fighting dwelling the life that you’ve got earlier than you? Or are you dealing with one thing surprising? I’d love to listen to about it. Isn’t it so good that we’re not alone?
A number of like to all,
P.S. Tomorrow I’ll share a put up about one thing I’m doing proper now to assist me thrive much more as I proceed down this path we’re on. It’s completely serving to.
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