Impulsive Decisions

WordPress asked the question: What’s the most impulsive thing you’ve ever done?

One word; move.

I was, for close to half of my life, a gypsy. Moving from one place to another, never staying in one place for more than two years. It started with my mother when I was a child. I can honestly say that I did nine years of public school (k-gr. 8) at six different schools, in two different cities. We were poor, and she would sign a contract to lease an apartment for two years. When the lease was up, they’d raise the rent and we were off. That didn’t stop until high school and living with my step-father, but at the age of eighteen, I was out the door and back at it again. Hell, in three years (age21-24) I moved five times, and one of those was a ‘bad-breakup-last-mintue-throw-everything-into-plastic-bags-and-get-the-hell-out’ move.   

Sometimes, I just get this urge to move, but I keep it suppressed. I promised myself I wouldn’t make my kid live like that. He’s good at making friends and all, but it’s hard always being the new guy.

Oh yeah, and then there was that time I was drunk and got the impulse to jumped over a six foot wall wearing four inch stilettos. Those were some tough shoes.


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

3 Responses to Impulsive Decisions

  1. great thoughts !
    would love reading .

  2. Suzanne says:

    I have to say, I’m too lazy to move like that…;) I was raised the exact opposite. My parents built the house they live in now and still live in today. I grew up in that house and the house we live in is the first and only house we’ve ever lived in as a married couple. I don’t know what it is about moving. I think I have an aversion for change, so I’d rather just stay here and fix what’s broken about the house we have. It’s not perfect, but we’ve been able to tweak it like we want it.

  3. I do like the stability that comes with staying in one place for a long period of time. I get to add to my garden and see it grow year after year, and it’s nice to have the same neighbours all the time.

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