2 Days Till Take-off

The time has come.

I have packed and moved out of the rental house. Things are wrapping up, hopefully, on the house I own.  It’s been a lot of work. Regardless of whether I’m ready or not, it’s time to go. I set a stake in the ground and it’s here…..

It’s just a couple days until take-off.  Today has been hectic! A couple last-minute challenges (broken glasses, broken go-pro case) have made things tactically challenging – but what is really pulling me is the emotional stuff.

When I planned this trip, I was in a different place. Not close to too many people. Alienated, to a certain extent. Looking to escape, really. The last several months have been different. I have become close to so many people and I have come to enjoy life in a whole new way.

The gamut and depth of emotions I have felt this past week are like nothing I have ever experienced. Happy and Sad. Excited and Scared. Heart  SOARING. Heart ACHING. The whole world is in my future. My love, my family,  my friends and Bubba my cat, are being left behind. This is HARD. Really Really Hard. But also invigorating.

I have shed lots of tears. Songs on the radio speak to me. Constantly.

No, the bags aren’t packed. They are somewhat packed. I’m doing laundry. LOL. Who isn’t? Aren’t we always?

Saturday, I will finalize the ‘go’ and ‘not go’ stuff and get in a car to the airport.

The adventure begins.

Thank you – to my love, my family and my friends for your good wishes, your love and your support.







12 thoughts on “2 Days Till Take-off”

  1. Life is a marathon and not a sprint. There comes a time in the race when you can sit back on your heels for a stretch and smell the roses as they say. That section of the race when your mind indulges itself and wanders to many places other than the here and now. This is one of those times. This is but a brief moment in a much longer journey. This bettet place inl life will most cetainly bring you more joy on the adventure as you are now sharing these moments with friends and family. All will be here when you get back. Just think of all the nights connecting with and regaling all over a bottle of wine and some really deep laughs. Remember, you are not done the marathon of life. Stop and smell the roses

  2. Jean, you’re decision to make this trip has shifted who you are as a person. A lot of walls and old beliefs have come down. Everything that has changed for you in these past months is because of your decision to let go. The people who have come into your life and the relationships that have developed are all part of you becoming your authentic you! Embrace it, enjoy it, and know that you are on the right path to be truely happy!! I’m so happy that you and Laney came into my life when you did, and feel blessed to have reconnected and am able to share this incredible journey with both of you!! Sending light and safety to guide you 💕

  3. And the adventure begins! It’s going to be incredible… I don’t think your view of the world or life will ever be the same. So Exciting!! Everyone who loves you will be walking this journey alongside you in spirit and we’ll be waiting here when you get home. Have fun, meet new people, experience new things, learn new stuff . . . make adjustments along the way, and enjoy every single second! Looking forward to Facetime with Wine! Love you heaps

  4. I have been trying to think of what I wanted to write. I’m having a difficult time finding the right words to share. So, I’m just going to plow on through this. Lol

    First, I’m excited and happy for you. What an amazing opportunity! An entire year to travel, explore, and learn about other cultures, history, geography, cuisine, your family, and yourself. You will learn so much about you!
    Second, push through the tough times. Accept that for various reasons you will have some tough days. I hope they are scattered throughout, and not all at once.
    Third, and finally, I admire you. And, I’m a little in awe. This is no easy thing. I simply can’t imagine all of the complicated thoughts, feelings, and emotions you must be feeling. But, my God, what an adventure! I’ll be following your progress, praying for your safety, and cheering you on.
    We haven’t seen each other or spoken in a lifetime, but I’d love to meet up one day when you return (or sooner😁). Blessings on your journey.

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH Ame. Your words brought tears to my eyes. Yes, I have had the discussion with Laney about ‘bad days’ LOL. And keeping a good attitude throughout. I think she’ll be better at it than me LOL.. Hope to see you when I get back. Hugs

  5. Have a great adventure. It’s all part of becoming who you are. Really happy for you and proud of you. I look forward to hearing about all that is to come. “Think a little less”

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