We haven’t told anyone yet, as I mentioned, that we are moving to the UK. But I already have butterflies in my gut over telling family and friends. I know what they are going to say:
WHY would you move THERE?
What about the crime, the high costs of living, the terrorism, the political mess, etc!!!???
Well, yes. But we have that here too. I guess it’s what you look at in life that makes you happy. Though my husband is an avid news reader, he’s also good at taking a lot of it with a grain (or bucket?) of salt. I’m not so good at that. When I read the news I absorb it all and get panicked. So I don’t read it. Not “head in the sand”, rather CHOOSING what to focus my energy on.
I choose my children, homeschooling, our business, our family/friends, our church, books, music, movies, our pets… I choose to focus on what I love, rather than stories that are strategically designed to bring me down. And what is not designed to that they’ve labelled a “fluff piece” as if the GOOD in the world doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. Really??
I guess those butterflies won’t go away anytime soon, so I’d better get used to them. Maybe I’ll name them.
After all, as of today, I have about 503 days to go before we move. We should be VERY close friends by then, my butterflies and me.