(driving 191 through Moab from Durango to SLC - photo by Marcus=])
We talked about them a little bit yesterday in the car (on our way home from Durango. Time with family there was A-MAZING and i will share more on that later). Is it realistic to juxtapose a life of adventure with responsibility?
And we were talking about some friends that we have that want to move out west. It's what they've been talking about for years - it seems like it is so important to them. And I wonder why they don't just DO it! Relocating is never convenient, and it is never easy (believe me, i know!). Leaving family in pursuit of your dreams will always hurt them. You will most definitely miss them like crazy. It is scary. It is expensive. There is no way around it. But if it is something that you desire in the pit of your stomach, then at least try it - just do it. I'm not saying to be frivilous or foolish. I'm saying that it will always take sacrifices. Figure out what they are and if they are worth it. And if they are, make a plan and do it.
As I was thinking of them, i was thinking about the desires that I have in my life. I feel like i'm always waiting for my life to get easy enough to finally pursue this thing that is so important to me. And I realize that my waiting and excusing is just like theirs. Life changes are never convenient. If it is what you really want - then make it happen. Just do it.