Hubby’s last day of “work” rolled out today. His truck was sold and lunch was had by all to say goodbye. This kids and I picked him up with this bubbling feeling of adventure and excitement for another step done, another package tied up.
As we sat at the beach, kids happily playing, at 230 on a Friday during his normally crazy busy season, we chatted, we melted into the sand and we enjoyed the moment.
But here’s the thing. This is no longer a stolen moment in a normally chaotic life, this is going to be our “normal” moment. This is our regular sandwich kind of day.
Our normal days will have time in them. Our normal days will have more choices now. They will run slower, and we will get less done.
Our steak and lobster days, well, I imagine those to be the trips abroad, the days on the sailboat, the adventures.
The “left overs” days.. school days and work days. Days that have to get done, jobs that need to be completed. We need those days too!
But I feel so fortunate to have my “sandwich days” be ones so full of fun, family and freedom. To have our regular days be extraordinary.
And sitting there on the beach, with hubby beside me, his smile growing by the second, and his shoulders lifting back to a “relaxed” setting, it made me understand the power we have in our decision making. This small (okay, maybe not so small) decision, that moment when we turned to start walking down a new path, with all of these overwhelming obstacles ahead of us… who knew it would be so manageable? Who knew that it would all actually happen?
What an amazingly empowering moment to see your ability to change the world, even if it is just your world!
One little decision at a time.
One little moment of courage to start a journey.