How Life Changes So Fast, Or Not At All

Sometimes moving locations is needed for personal growth, but most of the time it’s not.


In January, two of our girls went with me to check out a potential coffee farm caretaker position in Hawaii’s Kona belt. It would have been a rough move for us all (farm owners included), so I decided against it and enjoyed the rest of the trip as a vacation. Yay!!!

When we got home and settled back down, I realized that I had been looking forward to a potential move, simply as a way to break out of my personal comfort zone. But it doesn’t matter where we live. Breaking out of “the zone” can only be done by yourself when you make the conscious effort. I’ve moved around North America enough times to know that you can never run away from yourself. You can only grasp yourself by the horns and make the change you wish to see. Here. Right now.

“Be the hero of your own life story.”  (quote from Jack – Nim’s Island, 2008)