I’ve been asked this a lot the last few days.
As I noted in my last post, my house and airplane have been sold. The big change this week is that I am out of the house and am now live in motorhome full time. My house on wheels.
For the most part, if feels like just another trip in the motorhome. Pack stuff up, find a swell place to park, work, and do the normal stuff. However; the goodbyes were really miserable. I am terrible at them – I apologize to all my friends for that. They hurt so deeply that I’d just rather avoid them – probably another psychological problem of some sort, I dunno….
I attended several little going away parties and they were all fantastic and VERY much appreciated!! I will greatly miss my friends!! However; I am not going away forever. I may not get to see them on a daily basis but we live in a fantastic age when communication is cheap and easy. I will also be back to visit. The southwest has captured my heart and I will most certainly spend a great deal of time there.
So, how does it feel??
To be honest, today it is mostly bitter because of the goodbyes. I love new adventures but leaving the old ones has always been very difficult. I suppose this is true for most folks and the reason we humans tend to snuggle into a routine and stick with it no matter how “interesting” or “cool” some alternative may look to us – and even pull at us.
Perhaps the most ironic part, at least the most interesting part, of all this?? My new adventure begins on my wedding anniversary – March 28. Exactly twenty-eight years ago I was starting a huge new adventure – marriage to the woman of my dreams. I absolutely loved that adventure – it had its up’s and down’s and plenty of challenges but it was more than I can could have ever hoped for when it began. I am so thankful for that adventure! She is still the woman of my dreams but I am no longer the man of hers. That adventure has ended, now it is time for a new adventure. It would have been easy, even comfortable, to snuggle into my routine; work, ride bike, fly a bit, sleep and repeat until death. I want something more.
I am excited to see where this new adventure leads. Many have asked for my specific plans – how long will I live in the motorhome, where will I go, etc… I do not know the answer to any of these. I will move forward and see where God leads. I know He has an awesome plan and I am happy to follow his lead without knowing what the destination may be.
To the adventure!!!