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Day 37: Dart at a Map?

Friday, September 28, 2012

About fifteen years ago, I threw a dart at a map and moved across the country from New York to Oregon with my grandmother's geraniums and my cat. I didn't know anyone out here, and I didn't have a job. It was the best move I ever made.

Now, a decade and a half later, I find myself itching for another huge change like that one. But somehow now I lack the courage to do anything quite so impetuous. It feels like there is so much more at stake somehow.

But the reality is that I am still not married, and I have no children of my own. I am alone in the world, and could make decisions like that one again if I wished. There is a job I have applied for that would require me to move. I would be giving up the job I have been in for ten years (which is just part time, but very meaningful to me), and officially throwing in the towel with my partner. Is this the dart I want to throw? It doesn't feel like it. But maybe there is some other sea change that needs to happen. Maybe it's time to move to Canada...
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    Canada, you say? Canada?! Bring it, girlfriend!
    Seriously...I remember that dart being thrown. And I am so glad you didn't end up further away than Portland...but I know how daunting big changes can be and know that you'll make the right decision. I'm still selfishly going to pull for Canada, though.
    1878 days ago
    Ooooooooooo to be able to throw it all to the wind and land whereever the wind leads me..Take advantage of the time you have and do something now while you can and are physically able to. emoticon
    1879 days ago
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