At A Crossroads
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This blog has very little to do with weight. But I need to talk....
A bit of history first... We own a villa in Spain and a home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The villa in Spain has been on the market for 5 years and because of the economy it has not sold. I love Spain, and we go there for months at a time to visit. I am very happy there and love the European culture more than the Canadian culture. But all our kids and grandchildren are here and this is home to us. We don't like the climate or the rat race that Calgary has become. And there is so much work and expense to owning 2 houses.
My husband does contract work out of the home. Recently, he has had an opportunity for a wonderful contract that would mean extensive travel through Europe and Asia. We are seriously considering, selling our home and all our possessions here ((basically my whole life) and moving to Spain. We had the idea to simplify our life, live in a more relaxed and less expensive culture and I would travel with my husband. I love the idea, but leaving our kids, especially our grandchildren is so difficult. Also selling off all that I have acquired over my life time creates a lot of grief in me. I know that it is just stuff, but it all has so much sentimental meaning. The furniture, the dishes, decor. I know it sounds so materialistic, but I have been very weepy. The kids, we can visit or fly out to see us. That is not a problem. I am excited about the idea of a new adventure and would like to do it before we get too old, but it is also very hard. This is our family home. It is just not stuff and people that I would be leaving, it is a whole new lifestyle change. I'm conflicted!