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...