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Good choices, bad choices, and the inability to tell the difference.

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The driveway of a house I’ve never seen:

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This xkcd comic:

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82 Responses to “Three things I keep thinking about”

  1. cheyenne on July 13th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Do it! Do it!

    Actually, did you know that if you hover over xkcd you get alt text? Seriously, that discovery blew my mind (and sucked up many many hours of re-reading xkcd).

  2. Anonymous on July 13th, 2010 10:57 pm

    I just want to fast forward abot 6 months from now and come on here and read about how your all settled in to your new home, both boys are loving it, and you and JB have never been happier!! I know its your future, you just have to jump!!!

  3. Lori on July 14th, 2010 3:41 am

    Last December, my husband came home with the news that his boss had offered him a temporary position in Asia a year. We couldn’t pass it up. We packed our suitcases, locked up our house and boarded the plane (for 19 hours, ugh.). We’ve been here 3 months. It’s not all roses and sunshine, my husband works a lot, we’re so far from our friends and family and even with the expat perks, we’re not saving a nickel. But, we’re having a great time and getting to go on some awesome adventures. Beaches in Malaysia, Indonesia, temples in Vietnam… I don’t know if my two little ones will remember much of this experience, but my husband and I are making memories we’ll be able to share with them when they’re older. I’m not sure why I shared this, it’s not nearly as monumental as the permanent changes your family is considering. I guess my point is, change is hard, taking risks is even harder (especially if you’re a worrier like me). And what we get is not always what we expect, but sometimes it’s even better than we could imagine. Good luck with your choices.

  4. Cobblestone on July 14th, 2010 5:58 am

    John Lennon fell in love with Yoko Ono at her art exhibit. He climbed up a ladder and looked into a peek-hole and saw, “Yes.”

  5. bessie.viola on July 14th, 2010 6:37 am

    Another internet stranger nodding along with you with only words of encouragement. Do it.

  6. Kris on July 14th, 2010 9:07 am

    They’re all good choices. It’s the non-choices that will hurt you.
    We will only regret things we didn’t do and never things we were brave enough to do.

  7. Sara on July 14th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Follow your heart.

  8. lisa on July 14th, 2010 2:41 pm

    linda- JUST DO IT! take the plunge!!! Seriously. You’ll never know what happens if you dont, and with all the posts you do about this we all know how much you want it. Your family has so much joy and love in one another that you cant fail. Like Sara said, FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

  9. adequatemom on July 14th, 2010 3:50 pm

    I can tell you’re almost ready. We love you and we’ll be there when you land! Can’t wait to share this journey with you. Do you need to review your blog archives to see how every time you’ve taken a risk, good things have followed? Don’t let fear take this away from you. You’ll live your whole life wondering “what if…”

  10. Joe on July 14th, 2010 7:04 pm

    My thoughts are too confused right now to post an insightful comment, but I was looking at the picture of the driveway, and I thought “I wonder if there’s enough rom there to start a commune.”

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