Sunday, August 19, 2012
Changes Put Upon Us
Change can be good, can be bad. Mostly at my age I hate it.
Sometimes it is refreshing. Other times it is downright scarey.
I think it's always better to get to choose change, rather than have it forced upon us.
But then that happens, and it happened to us a few days ago. We got a surprise visit from the people who own the house we rent. They live over 90 miles away in another state, so I knew something was up.
Well it was. Turns out they want their house back for family reunions, etc. and we have so many months to vacate the premises.
Wow. What the hey?
Well, we DID want to move next spring, back closer in toward the city, where there are people and fun things to do and restaurants and just "life".
People living life!
For me it's the social isolation, for my partner it is the 100 mile commute. So we were ready and planning it all in our heads anyway.
But now we've "been told" and so the hunt for a new house or apartment or condo (or whatever we will live in) begins.
We are hoping to be out of here by winter as winter out here is just plain awful.
But I wonder, what will scooting be like where I go? What type of riding will I be able to do? If I am in an apartment, where will I keep my scooter? Will I continue to ride at all if I live where there is a lot of traffic? Many questions emerge.
Change has been put upon me and I wonder if I will be able to continue to ride the back roads somewhere or ride safely at all or even want to continue riding where there is lots of traffic. It does not seem appealing.
Time will tell. As it always does.
Meanwhile, life is soon to be over as we've known it for the past seven years...