Today, 7 years ago, we moved into our newly purchased home in south Florida. This is by far the longest we have ever lived in one home. I tend to complain a good bit about the house; not because of the way it looks but because of the price. It is quite expensive to live in south Florida in the first place much less a south Florida home in one of the best school districts in the area. All complaining aside about the price, I actually love our home. It is my most favorite house we have ever owned (or rented). It is beautiful inside and out, perfect in size and layout, and easy to clean. And obviously my favorite color is red. 🙂
I once heard a speaker ask an audience the question, “what would you do if you knew that you could not fail?” Wow! I mean, if you really think deeply on this question it will blow your mind a little bit. I heard this probably over a year ago and it still sticks with me. It’s pretty easy to list out all the things you’d do (theoretically) especially if you knew that you couldn’t fail. Even knowing that failure is an option, it’s easy to list things you’d do with your life theoretically. What’s almost impossible is taking action on those items. It’s super easy to say that you’d quit your job and start a business or get rid of possessions and move to a third world country to teach the impoverished English.
I’m a dreamer by nature. I’m also a very restless person that loves change. For me, I’m always thinking of things I’d like to do differently, places I’d like to go and things I’d like to change. Being in my head would probably give you whiplash. This is why the idea of living in an RV and traveling the country with my husband in early retirement is such an appealing idea to me. I’d always be on the go and always changing seeing the country with my best friend. This is still on the table for later down the road after the kids are on their own so well see what happens.
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to list just a few of the things that I would do if I knew that I could not fail (in no particular order).
- Run a paddleboard lessons, fitness and yoga business
- Become a pro paddleboard racer
- Become a math teacher
- Sell our ridiculously expensive house and move close to the beach
- Sell our ridiculously expensive house and move further north to have more land
- Move to Hawaii
- Move to Tennessee
- Move to Colorado
- Be a youth leader in a church
It’s fun to dream. Will any of these actually happen? Who knows; maybe one day.