|On the Alii Nui Dinner Cruise Last Night|
- I thrive on change
- Stubborn (sometimes)
- A free spirit
- Happy to spend time alone
Therefore I can....
|A small cliff jump from yesterday|
- Make my dreams a reality
- Travel and explore the world
- Live a unique life
- Not worry about what others think
- Raise my two kids to be great
- Enjoy this world with my husband
- Live without a huge wardrobe
The question asked in day 23 of the 30 day blog challenge was "What is my level of location independence and my nomadic quotient"? I know both are high and the best way for me to show that was to list some adjectives that describe me (as provided to me by my closest friends) and relate them to the dreams I have and what I'd like to do with my life.
I don't know if I have another one year or another thirty years left. Inflammatory Breast Cancer has left me feeling short on time, sometimes angry, sometimes sad, but mostly older and very aware of the ticking clock. The sands of time in my hourglass are running very quickly and I don't know how best to live them out.
Do I throw caution to the wind, give up my day job, agree upon a more nomadic life with my husband and go and live it? Can I really travel half the time (sometimes with my kids and my husband, sometimes when my husband is at work it may be just the kids and I, or sometimes alone) and see my kids half the time? Will this be bad for them or will it give them an education, a better understanding of the fragility of life?
What about when my disease comes back? Yes, I said the word "when", not "if" because I honestly believe it is a matter of when. IBC never leaves your body fully, it is slinking around inside me somewhere, just waiting for my immunity to be down, or my belief system to be down so that it can begin its terrible killing job again. If it decides that time is not for another twenty years will I be able to survive those twenty years financially if I give up my day job and "live my life"? Will I regret my decision? I know if it comes back within the next five years I will not have regretted anything. But it is a bit like throwing the dice, I just don't know.
How will I like the nomadic lifestyle when I am sixty-five? Will it still be fun or will I be an old lady wanting the comforts of home? All those things need to be considered.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Would you stay on the conservative path and take annual holidays to fulfill the travel urge?
Would you throw caution to the wind and jump in with both feet?
Would you do something completely different?
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Here is the video of my mini-cliff jump. Normally I would jump from higher up, but with my surgery still not healed I thought I'd be conservative. It was fun!