"Goodbye", said the country mouse. "You do indeed live in a plentiful city, but I am going home, where I can enjoy my dinner in peace."
Why did we move to an island? Because it seemed adventurous. We had friends who came a year earlier and we visited often. My first ferry ride had me sweating. Would I hit another car driving on the boat so close together? What if the boat went down? Do the boats come and go all day and night? What if I need to leave and there is no boat running? What about a Tsunami? Now Idays I forget entirely that I am surrounded by water. I like to drive by the water's edge to remind myself that I chose to live in a most beautiful place.
I am a country mouse who visits the city and writing about the decision to make the change from city life helps me appreciate what I have. I do feel grateful for my present circumstances.
I am joining fellow writers on Kate Motaung's blog who are doing a bi-weekly online discussion group.We are using On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits For A Writing Life That Lasts by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. I am personally reading Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg as inspiration.