Getting Out

I was starting to feel too “minimalistic,” as if I could not hope to enjoy myself or go anywhere. When I realized that that was how I felt, I knew I was missing the point. The idea isn’t to not go anywhere and not do anything; the idea is to make room for what’s important to me.

The weather today was sucking much less than usual this winter and I felt a huge case of cabin fever. All I wanted to do was go anywhere, anywhere at all. So I did. I went to a local bookstore that I hadn’t been to in months. (Who wants to go anywhere when the wind chill is minus twenty degrees?) It felt absolutely wonderful. It was the most I’ve enjoyed myself in months. I’d needed some stimulation and variety and didn’t know how badly.

Life isn’t about deprivation. It’s about knowing what’s important to you.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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