Planning, aka ways to pass time on a rainy, gloomy day

I have forgotten how much fun planning  is.   Several people offered suggestions for pushing past this painful time.  The most humorous suggestion was “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else!”  Errrr, funny, but definitely not my style.   But now planning?  Re-engaging with my dreams?  That IS a good way to keep my mind busy and happy!

Have I mentioned how much I love property searches?  It’s almost an addiction.  I adore looking around this beautiful country, peeking into the nooks and crannies of it and discovering the hidden treasures.  Sure, for now it is simply whimsical, pie-in-the-sky type stuff.  But often that is the threads that later realities are knit from, you know?  So I’ve spent a goodly amount of time listening to music and cruisin’ the countryside right here from my little stool and table.  The interwebs are such a wonderful thing.  I can look at weather history for a location for the last five years.  I can check demographics, job potential, and even read opinions of others already living in the area.  I often wonder how people did all of this before technology.  How did you just pick someplace and then go?  But ahhh, there is a simplicity and commitment in that methodology, now isn’t there?  We spend so much time over-thinking these days over everything – vehicles, properties, mates, loaves of bread.   The numerous array of choices becomes mind-numbing in a way.  And rather than encouraging decisiveness and commitment, it makes us wavering and noncommittal until ‘everything’ is perfect.  News flash – there is no perfect.  I see this in some of the real lives of people who I know, and also on blogs that I follow, particularly about finding a partner.  I’ve determined that property and partners probably share a few of the same issues.  You don’t really know them until you’ve been on and around it a while.  Every building and every piece of land has flaws that are not detectable right from the outset.  And partners, like properties, usually tend to grow on you once you begin to learn their hidden treasures and the benefits up close and you settle in to them.

So I am making lists, checking out areas, looking at employment ads and trying to get a feel for places that I like.  One benefit of my job is that I can take it with me on short-term ventures.   When the time comes, considering I’m still employed, I can  probably plan road trips or flights into areas of interest and work part of the time and property shop part of the time as well, without using my entire vacation time.

And a bit on dreams:

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
― Anaïs Nin

It is always good to have a plan.

Be well. Think strong. Have a plan!

~SE

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