Your Choices Are Half Chance

On our ride up to Pittsburgh the other weekend, Alex and I talked a lot about how we catch ourselves too often getting anxious over future uncertainties and how we need to remember to live in the moment, enjoy and be grateful for the things we have today and take life as it comes. And it’s true, we all need to remember to stop and breathe each day and be thankful, but on the other side of the living in the moment scale is the part where you set goals. The part where you do think about the future, plan for it, figure out what you want and then figure out how to get it.

When Joey and I picture our future, there has always been one common theme…

We want to live by the water. Which is convenient since we live outside of Annapolis and there’s water, water, everywhere. What’s not convenient is the crazy expensive housing market. So we’ve been talking a lot lately about our goals, and how we achieve them. We try and reconcile our desire to have it all, with our understanding that there’s no way in hell we can afford it all you don’t need it all to be happy.

Like everything in life, it’s the balance game. We’re weighing the costs and the benefits of certain things, thinking about reasonable time frames to make some moves while at the same time thinking about how sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet… and all your clothes on.

There’s a quote in the sunscreen song that’s replaying in my mind lately, so tonight I’ll leave you with that…

“What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.”