I have dreams of living a much simpler life. A life without so many bills. A life without debt. A life without so much stuff. I dream of a life in a secluded place in the woods or in the New Mexico high desert or on a tiny island.
The thing about life is that once we become responsible adults our lives seem to gain a certain momentum. A momentum that leads us in a certain direction. That unseen force begins to dictate the kind of places we live. Where we work. Who are friends are and who our significant others are.
Once we begin to move along with this momentum it becomes increasingly difficult to change course. Even when we question our life’s general direction usually we end-up accepting its direction. Even if in our heart of hearts we’d rather be on another course.
This unseen momentum led me to Northern California. Almost as if I was in some sort of trance I made plans to move and without hesitation moved three thousand miles. I only knew one person in the area. I had no job or living arraignments lined up. I just kicked rocks.
Of course I have a history of kicking rocks, many times on a whim. Somehow I managed to survive. But, now, after multiple moves, I wonder if the current direction of my life is the right one. Or more directly, the one I want.
So, what to do. Kick rocks again? Get rid of all of my worldly entanglements and head out into the unknown?
Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know…?
– Theme from Mahogany
What about you?
Do you question your life’s direction?
Have you considered making a drastic life change?