|Discovered a harp store during a walk. I had no clue these even existed!|
As you might remember from my last post, I needed to take a little break from things.
And, I did.
I realized that we had been doing the same things and living the same type of life that we did back home.
We work and worry frantically about the future.
Do we need more education?
Where will we be living next year?
Should I change my career?
Will I ever teach in a traditional classroom again?
What if this happens?
What if that happens?
Worry, worry, worry.
During a long night of conversation and deep questions, we decided to break up with stress. Stop doing the things that make us unhappy.
So, we went for a walk.
|A glimpse of the Fourviere above a cafe and the old Stock Exchange|
in Vieux Lyon.
Afterall, we didn't cross an ocean to continue the same type of life somewhere else.
We were not engaged and interacting with where we were.
Look at where we are?!
We are in France now!
So let's live the way they do.
In the present with Joie de Vivre!
Life and the art of enjoying it have taken the spot as top priority in our life.
I let go of my job and the schedule that went with it. We both put down our cell phones at night during dinner and bedtime. A limit has been put to the amount of time we can spend talking about finding a job or anxieties about the future. We block out negative people and their discouraging remarks. Resuming our love of long walks, reading and music has helped us.
A few glasses of wine in the setting sun with friends are also a part of this plan.
Life happens outside of work. And we don't want to waste any of it.
|A kind of blurry but pretty picture during our walk.|
Can I tell you something? So far our new approach has helped us.
Have you ever felt out of balance in your life?
Many people have.
What have you let go of in order to live a better life?
I would love to hear from you.