Seems that yesterday’s post did spark many thoughts (more than normal) and thanks to HL and chewjs for their thoughts about this and I’d have to agree with both of you about the fundamental thing – the fact that we’ve been doing the things we have for as long as we have means that we’re already on a road less travelled and are well on the way to making that difference that Robert Frost alludes to in his famous poem.
I’ve written about farewells before and it’s no different now – they’re far from easy with that slight tinge of sadness and a little regret at not having done more or done better over the past years. Moving on to a different way of life can be daunting and the tendency would be to try to cling on to the comfort of what we’re used to. By eschewing the road commonly taken and going down the other, we give up the comfort of being with many others along the way and have to figure things out on our own. However, there’s also the joy of being down the road, seeking the fresh vistas and experiences that the less travelled road brings.
It’s a little disingenuous to wax lyrical about life changes seeing that part of this life change includes living apart from others more. Suffice to say that the journey ahead looks interesting albeit difficult and I’m happy to take a stab at it. The bags are packed and one is ready to go. It’s strange to say good bye over cyberspace when one is not quite sure if it is a goodbye.
I’m not entirely sure how often I’ll be able to update this so do check back once in a while. Will try to post an announcement or two about the updateability of things here within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, fare thee well and thanks for all the thoughts!