July – Time to Go
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Moving your home is hard to do. A few months back I moved and it wore me out, both physically and emotionally. It was back breaking work and I had to come to grips with one phase of my life coming to an end. Putting my belongings into boxes was like watching a nostalgic slideshow as I found pictures of friends and old things that I loved. Another phase in my life was just about to start, but it was filled with unknowns, and those scared me a little.
Now that I’ve spent a few months in my new home, which is a full 2 miles from where I was before ;), I can tell you that all the trouble was worth it. The point being that even a little, tiny move can be hard.
Early in July a friend told me he would soon be moving to another country. He’s going because he thinks it will be better for his family. It’s a big, scary thing for him to do, but he’s willing to brave the unknowns for a better life. Another friend moved to a new job in a new city, and similarly, did it with hope of something better.
Taking chances to improve our lives is what this month’s song is all about. The theme is similar to last month’s song. However, last month’s song was about taking small risks, little gambles that might pay off or might result in feeling embarrassed or silly. This month’s song is about is about putting all your chips on the table and keeping your fingers crossed. You don’t even want to consider what’s the worst that could happen. However, we take chances like these because it’s the only way to get the most out of life.
This song is my salute and encouragement to anyone who’s taking a big risk with the hope that their life will benefit from it. It’s a hard and scary thing to do. It’s also a little sad, bringing one phase of your life to a close. But there’s a new one just about to start, and it can be even better… Especially if you start it with an awesome going away party!
Oh! I almost forgot… Here’s the chart.