Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ditching The Map of Life

I give credit to that phrase to Sweet Tooth whose blog is listed in my blog roll. It perfectly explains the place my life is at this moment.

Almost ten years ago when I sold everything, the business, the home and almost all my belongings and moved to San Miguel de Allende, I definitely ditched the map of my life. It was great going through all the unexpected things. It keeps you on your toes. You live in a delightful state of problem solving euphoria....ha. I've never regretted stepping out of my comfort zone and reveling in that new life.

Then about one and a half years ago, I decided to shake it all up again. I purposely wanted to share my life with a person, not a cat or dog, although don't tell Velcro the cat that I said that!

It took a year and a couple of false starts, but last October, lo and behold, I met someone. Ok, my parameters had been - no one north of Dallas since I hate cold weather; (that didn't happen) and someone with no encumbrances who was retired; (well he's retired but owns a bunch of stuff) and, someone already in Mexico; (ok so I'm in West Virginia).

Hence, ditching the map of life at this point is a good idea. Since my original map was of another continent, so to speak.

It is an absolutely lovely time of my life. If it ended tomorrow I would be grateful for the last six months. Laughter reigns, kindness is supreme and gratitude for each other is the order of the day, every day.

Friends who know, say, "So what's the next step?" and I reply, "Who knows?" I'm content with things just the way they are NOW.

But, as you know, I'm always one who lives in the NOW and doesn't worry too much about the future.

So, I've ditched the map of life and I'm curious to see what will happen as we travel down the windy roads of West Virginia, the USA and Mexico.



Cheri said...

You are wise to be enjoying NOW, for what one thinks is "on down the road" may never come to pass. You go, girl.

Tancho said...

So you are part of the NOW generation? Live now, for tomorrow you may have to live another day!
Enjoy, it took years to get he wisdom and knowledge to appreciate what you have!

Calypso said...

Amiga - Yes - Live in the now. The past is past and the future will take care of itself. Enjoy!

Steve Cotton said...

And keep teaching the rest of us that lesson.

Katie said...

Who needs a map anyway?!! It's more fun not knowing what is around the next bend in the road. Enjoy every minute.

Felipe said...

Glad you´re having a great time. And congrats for spelling "reign" correctly. A gold star, madam.

Charles said...

I'm happy for you - and we've never sat on one of the infamous benches and talked yet...but we shall. Go for it...I think you just might be Auntie Mame reincarnated...and you might have just met your Beauregard Burnside...hugs...Charles

Jonna said...

you're having fun, you're learning, you're loving - that's the essence of a good life. good for you.

Kay Cox said...

Whew! Thank God! And hopefully he also has a gypsy soul!

Laurie said...

Enjoy NOW, as others have said. I have a friend who also ditched her map of life, after being widowed at an early age she had very carefully decided what type of man she wanted to marry. He's not what she expected, but she loves him dearly! Best wishes.