And sometimes this is not enough.
I spend a couple hours here and there making my crafts or supporting HOPE Society, the organization I belong to that runs our local farmer's market and supports efforts to make our town a little more green. These things make me happy, make me feel like, in that moment, I am making a difference using the skills that I have.
Then I have to go to work. I "have to" because I "need" money to pay bills and buy groceries.
But it is not enough. Sure I "need" to eat. But I also need an adventure. I need to feel like I am making this world a better place. I need to create. These things I need just as much as food.
I have made the decision to sell my business. Yes, I have suffered a wrist injury. But I truly feel that it is not a handicap, but a sign. It is life telling me that I am going in the wrong direction. I am not happy.
My mother always told us that it did not matter what we did when we grew up. We didn't have to make a lot of money or be something highly revered like a doctor or a lawyer. As long as we are happy, it did and does not matter. I say again, I am not happy.
With this decision, I feel relief. I see my adventure, my window to make a better world. The world I will see. For how can one improve upon he world if one has not seen it?
I have resisted every urge to just drop everything and leave. The thought has crossed my mind over and over again. But I suppose a few extra months won't kill me. ;)
It is an old habit to do the "right thing". Go about things by the book. So I will sell my business. Sell it or shut it down. I have feared Houston's response to my leaving the business. But, as my mother always told me, no one is responsible for my happiness but me. So I will do what makes me happy, after I tie up all my loose ends.