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Oh Birdie, you always give me sooooo very much to contemplate.
(And, I think I've already had that birthday your're approaching.)
I also agree that shocking things, like the accident, expose vulnerability in other areas of our life too. The stress of the event simply prys us open.
Maybe it's ok that it happened (not the accident, but the set of new questions that rose to the surface).
Jerusha's comment was perfect (and I like her blog too!) Are the things that you are giving up things that truly mean a lot to you? Or, are you just "done" with them and moving into a quieter space?
I am actually thinking of giving up my car (big repair ahead)and that would certainly re-define many areas of my life. But, of course, I do it with the security of knowing that I can get another if the hassle of public transportation becomes too annoying.
I also find that for me there are some things where enjoyment does not exceed the effort. I used to do a lot of camping. Sure, there was the db to consider, but also all of the equipment, cooking stuff and everything that had to be packed and unpacked. This is the 2nd year that I have not gone, and, I don't miss it. Instead, I went on day trips with friends to regional parks and had the pleasure of coming home to my own bed......blah blah blah blah.
Best wishes on your quest for balance. I look forward to updates!

Thank you, thank you, thank you all. Your comments have made such a difference to me. Again, I feel less alone in this process and that means the world to me. I am grateful for your support and guidance through example. I feel lighter because of you. Thank you for that!

Birdie

Thank God that you got out of that without too much harm. The few minor car crashes I've been in always shake me up for a while. I think they make me nervous and vulnerable. I imagine that's part of what you're going through.

I hope your car comes back OK and, more importantly, that you get re-centered in your life and feel safe again.

OMG, thank God you're OK! Thank you for the beautiful perspective on this event, as always.

Your Fan,
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