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WM’s first guest-blog post from the UK! Renting in the Now.

October 28, 2011

Something we’ve wanted for some time here at how to be a walking Momtra™ is to begin including you, the community-at-large! Your voices, stories and ideas about how to stretch happiness by living purposefully in the moment are important. The why is easy…because you never know when something said in a certain way will affect change or deeper thought in your neighbor (or yourself in writing it) for the better. THANK YOU to the lovely Sharyn Wortman, from England, who is sharing with us today!

Renting in the Now by Sharyn Wortman of Today Was Fun, United Kingdom

We’ve recently purchased a new home and will only move into it after 8 months of renovation. In the meantime we’ll continue to live in the house that we have rented for the last 2 years.

When I was looking for a reason why my three year old should stop drawing on the outside wall last Monday, I told her that the lady who owned “this” house might not be too happy about what she was up to.

“You see,” went the conversation, “this is not our house, we don’t own this house, we’re going to live in the Conway Road house one day, that’s our house.” I then went onto explain the situation a little further to her.

“But this is our house mummy, it has all my things in it, and you, and Daddy, and my sister are all here.”

She’s right. Whilst I spend much of my spare time surfing design blogs, cutting and pasting images on virtual mood boards of what our “dream” home will be like one day, my three year old is climbing big cushion mountains in the late afternoon sun and giggling with her sister.  To her this home is ours and it’s perfect just the way it is.

how to be a walking Momtra: give up the dream of “one day” and spend more time being with little people in the NOW.

Guest-post
by Sharyn Wortman
of Today Was Fun, United Kingdom

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