A conspiracy theory to live by
A friend of mine posted a picture on facebook with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on it. The quote is simple and profound at the same time.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen
The universe and I have long been friends in conspiracy. The road is not always easy but the decision firmly made will manifest. The universe WANTS you to be happy and enjoy your life. I am a firm believer in this.
One of my biggest desires was turned into a decision. For too long we have been unhappy and trying new things to be happy and always they are short term.
We always find things that make us happy. We get up early and go bike riding, getting fit, doing things with family and the pup. When it comes right down to it the happiness is just really not there. When you are not happy what is it that you do to fix it? You figure out what is missing or what is making you unhappy and you make a decision to change it. After making a multitude of changes we discovered that one of the biggest reasons we are unhappy is our general environment.
By this I mean several things and if they are all out of whack, it simply bleeds over into everything else. What do you do when everything surrounding you adds to an unhappy life? The general public has become quite crotchety, mean, sour and entitled (sometimes all at once – YIKES). These things enter the sanctuary of home making it less and less a sanctuary. You look for things to fix that and they are only short term.
At some point you determine that you simply must get out of the toxic environment (people & weather) that plagues your joy in life. When you make that decision you set into motion an unstoppable train that will take you down a treacherous track from which you cannot be derailed only continue to rocket down. After many twists, turns, and seemingly impossible upside down experiences you emerge through a darkened tunnel. On the other side of this tunnel is a LIGHT. It is that which you decided to move towards. It’s within reach now.
The road has been hazardous and filled with much pain. These things are put in the path to ensure that this is truly the decision for you. No decision comes without pain. No change comes without sacrifice. I offer to this decision my blood, sweat and tears, the tears flow more freely now than they have in a very long time. The sweat comes more frequently as well. The blood…yes that has flowed as well.
Standing firmly in this decision we begin to embark on a change that will take me away from Florida into California. I have dreamed this for years (since my first visit to Napa in 2000 with my former company), I have desired this. Not only is this the thing I desire but it is the right thing for US. Everything falls into place neatly, with challenges overcome and a solid plan.
You can see the signs of packing and the joy that I feel from this picture taken on 7-10. The move has a conditional offer set on it pending a background check, which as of last night has come back with a WOO HOO!
We have secured a rental house (with a yard for Ariyana) in Vallejo (it looks like one of the great neighborhoods) and Keith is off to visit and drive it and sign the lease for one year! We have rented an RV with which we will make the great cross-country trek in with all the pets (4 cats + 1 dog). Pods will be handling the moving of STUFF and a transport for the car.
Here I come California! At long last we will be reunited on a permanent basis. My friends in Cali, it will be so wonderful to see you all again I have missed you so much!