When I went out to look at buying a new vehicle, they all looked the same, just generic vans (yes I drive a van, and will for a long time with a 4th child on the way) that all seemed to be challenging each other as non de script vehicles that blend in to the roads like dirt on a beige carpet. After deciding on the van we wanted – a Chevy Uplander – it seemed that the roadways were teeming with Uplanders. Everywhere I looked there was my van! So much for the non de script vehicle blending in, they now all jumped out of the woodwork and I couldn’t help but notice them. Now nearly four years later, I still see them everywhere, which can’t be too bad, they must not have been lemons…
In making changes to my life now in other areas, it seems that the things that I am wanting to give up are now the things that I spot so readily. I want to cut out TV, so there seems to be a lot of good shows on right now. I want to change some diet habits, gosh do I ever start craving all of my comfort foods. I want to be more generous with our possessions, darn if there aren’t some stores I find that have lots of things I’d like to buy.
I realise this is all part of the process of letting go and changing habits and making solid breaks from things, but it always catches me off guard when it happens. The moments of truth will be when I have to face the temptations and walk away.
I wonder, have you seen things come out of the woodwork in your life?