Fresh starts or comfort zones

I saw a post on Facebook this morning. Someone was saying that from time to time they just want to pick up and move, go somewhere else and get a fresh start. That’s probably a tempting thought for most people at one time or another. I have to admit that there have been times in my life when I thought it would be great to go live somewhere where no one knows me. Anonymity gives you the opportunity to be anyone you want to be.
I remember in grade school the “new kid” always got so much attention. Everyone wanted to be their friend. I was the shy kid so the thought of being the new person was terrifying. Maybe that shy kid is still lurking around. Perhaps that’s why I can daydream about living in far away places but not ever pick up and go? Plus, I’m far too responsible to just leave. I have responsibilities.

Or maybe . . . it’s just that I really like where I live. I love my family and don’t want to just visit them. My friends are wonderful people who enrich my life. It feels really good to go out and run into people I went to high school with or see my children’s friends out and about with their own kids.

I don’t really want to start over. I’ll stick to visiting those “other places” and enjoy the home I have right here.

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