*** Before you close this post, it is not about athlete’s foot.***
In the summer of 1997 my best friend came and knocked on my apartment door. It was not the best place, but it was all that I could afford at the time. He began to tell me that there was a mobile home that he thought I might be interested in. The owner was willing to sell it to me on a rent-to-own basis. So, I decided to take a look at the place. It was far larger than my current accomadations. After looking through the home I talked to the owner and decided I would take it.
In mid August that year I moved in. I didn’t have much for furniture so the place looked relatively empty. Once settled in I made a phone call to my mother. I went through the niceties then I told her about my decision to buy the mobile home. Her reply to the news was simple, “don’t get itchy feet“!
She knew me. She knew that when I would find that when I faced tough situations I would pack and run from it. Truth be told it was my way of not facing hard situations head on. At other times I would just simply ignore the situation which just caused more damage.
I have just recently learned that we all have built into us a fight or flight response. For me nine times out of ten I would choose flight response.
There have been times while living in my current home where I was facing a tough time that I wanted to just run away. Yet, every time I gave thought to running I could hear my mother’s voice in my head.
“Don’t get itchy feet”!
p.s – I just finished twenty-two years in this mobile home which I own outright.