I caught up with a friend from my old life on the weekend. I’ve seen Mel once or twice since I made my seachange in late 2012, but also saw her just before I left Brisbane for Hervey Bay.
I was in the midst of massive changes at the time. I’d finished full time work and taken a redundancy. I put my place on the market and sold it. Bought a new place and was about to move. All within a month.
I was keen for the fresh start and excited, though nervous, about what came next.
Catching up with Mel again had me pondering on that time… also on my mind as my current place is on the market and I’m again dealing with Real Estate Agents and making big decisions.
A lot of people ask where I’m moving to – assuming I’m leaving town. After all… I guess, I’ve moved around a lot in the past.
“Not sure,” I tell them. “But I’m staying here.”
I have no desire to leave. No desire to return to my old life of long working days. Lengthy commutes. And the sense that life was all about work and little else.
I was pondering my ‘farewell’ catch-up with Mel and what’s changed. If I’d changed. And unbidden, the thought came to me. Of course I had. And, I realised… I was a million times happier.
That’s not to say I’m 100% happy now. I’m nowhere near as fit and healthy as I’d like and have very much let that part of my life go since moving.
But… as for everything else. Like I said… A million times happier.
And that was the only reminder I needed that life isn’t all bad. In fact it’s pretty good.
Do you ever ponder life decisions… wondering if they’ve been right for you?