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.


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)