Saturday, March 03, 2007

Who am I?

I've been thinking a lot of my former life lately. I really miss it on some levels, yet am glad I've moved on in others. You never know what you've got till it's gone, in a way.

Lately I've been talking to people about my former life - the house I built, the bike trip, growing up on the farm and in an underground house. When I was living those things, it didn't seem like anything special. Sure it was unusual and I was happy living that way, but it didn't seem THAT far from the norm.

These days I live in a metro area of more than the population of the entire state of Vermont. I live in a conventional house, not an underground one. I ride my bicycle and take public buses wherever I need to go, no van, no camper, no car. I buy my vegetables at a store instead of getting them from out back. I don't have 10 acres of land to roam on anymore, and instead, I have 23 libraries in city limits and a zillion parks/greenbelts/museums/clubs/groups within spitting distance.

It's taking some getting used to.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Hey, glad to see an update! Sounds like things are going well for you.

David said...

Different, but still a pretty great life ;-)

Summers_Soulchild said...

Heather... It must be difficult for you to leave that all behind. Those "difficult" days were so full of LIFE when you're viewing them from my advantage...
I really think you're "zest and fortitude" is such an inspiration. For you it comes naturally... but we really think you ROCK!
Keep living your life where your heart leads you... :o)