The sense of danger must not disappear:
The way is certainly both short and steep,
However gradual it looks from here;
Look if you like, but you will have to leap.
by W.H. Auden
It's time to move on with my life...literally and figuratively.
This summer, we take up new residence in Denver after 5 years of living in Japan. In the next few, short months, I have to start looking for a new house, cleaning out some scary closets, packing up our house and saying goodbye to a country and friends I love dearly.
There are some big questions to be answered, and much too soonly* for my liking. This fact makes me anxious.
What are we going to?
What do we need to leave behind?
I've grown up a lot in Japan because the lack of choices here has forced me to make due with that I've been given. My life is exceedingly comfortable and happy here. Now, I am going back to the land of unlimited possibilities and I am afraid that I will somehow choose the wrong one. I am starting to feel...overwhelmed.
Should I look before I leap or keep my sense of danger? If you are still reading out there, I would love to hear what you think.
*(I heart Engrish)