A great deal has happened in the last month or two. I’ve been too busy to even post updates.
I have sold my airplane.
I have sold my house.
I have sold most of my “treasures”.
A new adventure is about to begin!!
After waiting and stewing about this day for the last four years or so, I am to be out of my house by the end of this month (March). Closing is complete, contracts are signed, it is a done deal. That means I am going thru stuff as quickly as possible and selling the few things that are worth something, hauling huge loads of stuff to Goodwill, and filling up every trash can I can find (with my neighbors permission, of course….).
It is interesting to me how the value of a thing changes over time. I remember things that I had in high school and thought I would own forever. Most of those things were destroyed by my young children or were tossed in the trash many moves ago. Recently, I thought I was down to nearly nothing. What I surprise!! Junk really does expand to fill available space. The goal right now is to get rid of everything that is not super important – it all has to fit in the motorhome. Now, granted, the motorhome has a TON of storage space. BUT, that volume of space is nowhere near what my home had – so a great many things must go. Items that a year ago I deemed “valuable/worth keeping” are finding their way into trash bags.
I suppose the following quote kinda hits home with me right now.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson
All of these changes are a big part of making a new ending.
Everyone asks about my plan. Well… I am planning not to have a plan.
I suppose some would call the following a plan, I think of it more as a series of possibilities.
As soon as winter departs the north, I am going to head that direction. I’d like to spend a month or so working at the home office of the company with which I am employed. That is in Minneapolis. I would also like to spend some time in my home town of Helena, Montana. Finally, I would like to be back in the southwest when cold temperatures and snow once again arrive in the north.
Oh! The important parts: I hope to road and mountain bike in every cool spot along the way and I hope to drop my kayak in every neat body of water that I find!
Stay tuned – it may get interesting!