“But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? And if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like you’ve been here before?” ~ Pompeii
I decided to get out of the house and get some work done today. At home I have the best of intentions of doing things while the boys are napping…but they never get done. I decide to read or watch TV…or do anything else other than work. I knew if I actually wanted to accomplish something before the week started, leaving was the only way to do that.
As I sat at the Barnes and Noble I thought back to the last time I was here trying to get a little clarity. It was the beginning of August and basically the eye of the storm for my summer. It’s amazing to me how much has changed in under 2 months. How much I broke apart and how much I have been put back together. The same things that feel like they just happened yesterday also feel like they happened a year ago. It’s almost unfathomable, sometimes, how much can change over the course of a month, a week, even a day. That basically one minute of time can alter the rest of your course. How one moment or word can put you on a completely different path.
I’m learning how to accept these monumental changes and try and move along with them gracefully. I tend to take comfort in the known. I re-watch the same movies and TV shows and read the same books, not only because I like them but also because I enjoy the predictability of knowing what is going to happen, and with that, knowing the feelings I am going to have ahead of time. That’s not to say I don’t like change…I do…as long as I am the one who gets to initiate and/or control it.
I wonder how many different things I have been missing out on simply because I don’t close my eyes and jump into the unknown? Of course, my fear is that it could turn out to be the worst decision of my life.
But…it could also turn out very, very good.