Welcome to my morning of November 9th.
I got dressed and went outside at 4:15 am and saw embers flying in the night’s sky very close to the home I currently live in. There were other people on the street and they told me about the fire (and the presidential election results) as well as the problems the fire fighters encountered like the fire hydrants that weren’t working. Another woman and I walked closer to the fire and I took some pictures of the blaze. I even met a woman I hadn’t seen for 29 years!
When the smoke turned from white to black I thought it might be time to pack my things in case I needed to evacuate.
Now here I was looking at the room I rent thinking, “What do I take?” I packed my client charts and work related papers, enough clothing for 3 days, my laptop and flash drive, my pocketbook, and yes my 2016 tax receipts and upcoming bills - I didn’t think the government would care there had been a fire; this was me being practical.
If this had been you what would you have chosen to take?
Really, what would you grab? I suggest putting a timer on and put yourself to the test as you’ll quickly get clear of what really matters to you, of what’s important.
This experience inadvertently helped me prepare for my upcoming move to Tucson. I can’t nor will I bring everything I have. I am paring things down to what will fit in my car. Ok, I will be shipping some clothes separately. And I will be bringing one or two very small pieces of furniture and my Nordic Track.
Yes, my Nordic Track.