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Aug 13, 2007

Life Decisions

I am in the midst of making another major life decision. The questions of "Where do I go from here?" and "How soon do I make a decision?" have been on my mind. Currently, I work as an ESL teacher in Japan and try to get to my art when I can. All the possible choices have been fired down to this: Do I spend one more year of work in Japan? or Do I quit work next year, then move to Mexico and do my art full time?
I have become comfortable with my life in Japan. The main reason for moving is to be closer to family. Moving to Mexico rather than my hometown in California would enable me to be close to family and work on my art full-time.

I have spent the last two days browsing blogs and have run across two very life-changing blogs.
The first is This is a blog about a very personal struggle with terminal cancer. I, myself, lost my Father to cancer this year in March. Life changed from that point.

I could really relate to Brook's statement:

"discovering all our 'issues' is ... very much like peeling through the layers of an onion, we discover a little deeper layer of hidden feelings."
There is so much to uncover when making a change.

The second is
Roz Savage set off from the U.S. west coast August 2007 and is hoping to be the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. She writes on her website:
“Little by little I began to realign my life, to put myself on track for the obituary I really wanted.”

This really struck me. Having choices and acting on them ... being able to shape my life... even to the end.

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