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.


Although I didn’t get very far, it was a lot of work!

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!


Nothing says, “Let’s Party!!!”, like a ukulele with a goofy grin.

Oh!  I almost forgot… Here’s the chart.

16 thoughts on “July – Time to Go

  1. Rachel Knox says:

    The perfect song for my day. Thank you so much.

  2. Josh says:

    Glad you like it!

  3. mike says:

    Great job! Enjoyed the ukulele! Thanks for sharing

    1. Josh says:

      Glad you enjoyed the Uke!

  4. Thanks Josh – a bit melancholy. Moving on is hard – even two miles. Nice song.

    1. Josh says:

      It’s true. No matter how far or how short, it’s a big deal.

  5. Fletcher says:

    Another winner!! I will send it to my daughter who is in the process of moving into another house for the third time in 3 years. Expected for a college age person.

    1. Josh says:

      Great! Wish your daughter luck! That’s super hard work.

  6. Ira says:

    Nice song, Josh! It brings back memories of the time when I decided to leave Jakarta, packed 2 big suitcases for the US, to go back to school (and meet Errol 😉

    1. Josh says:

      Wow! Now that’s a big move. A big risk, but what a great way for things to turn out!

  7. Barbara Kelley says:

    I can so identify with the song! You have captured the deepest emotions of moving so well. Again congratulations Josh!

    1. Josh says:

      Considering how often and how far you’ve moved, that’s a great complement. Thanks so much.

  8. Kate Christmas says:

    Josh, I love this song, and enjoyed reading your thoughts on this topic. It speaks to loss on many levels, and that we have no choice but to move forward. Beautiful!

    1. Josh says:

      I’m so glad you like it!

  9. Yunjung says:

    I loved your song so much. It has a deep soul in it.

    1. Josh says:

      Thanks so much for the complement!

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