Am I a hamster on a wheel?

June 12, 2006 at 7:36 am 1 comment

My wife an I have spent some time over the last two weekends just longing for a simpler life.  She returned from a trip to Montana earlier this week, where she attended her cousin’s graduation.  She brought back some lovely pictures of the mountains and lakes she visited.  I have pictures of her shooting some pretty impressive weapons too.  Through it all, we’ve discovered what we already know:  we miss the mountains. It’s so flat her in Indiana.  We grew up in Reno, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, and a trip to the mountains was usually less than an hour away.  It turns out that Kalispell needs a bowling alley.  I’d love to just pack up and move and open a bowling alley as a family owned business.  It wouldn’t have to be a large one to survive there.  Of course, there are the issues of adjusting to a simpler life.  We tend to get used the rat race…or is it that the rat race runs us?  We’re still contemplating all this.  We know the adjustments can be made, we’ve read about it in this article, and we lived that way when we were in the ministry (more on that later if anyone is interested).  I haven’t had a life changing event happen to me like Robert Scoble (he lost his Mom) has recently, but I can definitely relate to his blog entry where he said he is questioning everything.  I guess we need to do this occasionally.


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  • 1. justin  |  June 21, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    You really should return to this thought of opening a Bowling Alley In Kalispell MT đŸ™‚


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