October 24th, 2021
I can't believe that 777 days ago I rolled away from all I knew and began this grand adventure. In the past week, we have traveled nearly 1500 miles... it has been a whirlwind much like life was 777 days ago.
We've been exploring a little on our way to warmer weather. Thrilled to be in Florida again tomorrow.
I had no idea how long I would be on the road. I've been seeing a lot of 7's lately. Angel Number 7 is about inspiring others to pursue their life purpose. If I've inspired you, I'd love to hear about it (if you haven't told me already). 😁 I know that part of my path is to help others find the courage to go big. To love life. To learn to just BE because being here, right now, is exactly where you're supposed to be.
777 says "your wishes are coming to fruition in your life as a direct result of your positive efforts and attitude towards your life, and you can expect many more miracles to occur for you, both large and small."
I love the miracles that have already occurred.
Tonight, as we sit at a Harvest Host in South Carolina, I think back to the move. Trying to decide on what I would get rid of, what I would bring, what I would leave behind in storage... getting my home on wheels only a handful of days before I closed on my house and had to move out... it was a bit stressful.
Then, taking the initial trip to Petaluma, CA ... I had no idea what I was doing. It was a giant leap of faith that all would work out.
Then, connecting so deeply with my love right before I left for my cross country journey (and bawling as I left him behind). That first month across the country, alone... processing all the pain of feeling so alone for so long and realizing that I was never alone.
Not knowing where I would go, what I would do, all I knew was I would explore and play. Living my life to the fullest.
Now, 777 days later I see how far I've come (in physical and spiritual miles). I no longer feel like I'm floating through life. I'm actively participating and loving every minute of it.
So, I ask you, what can you do that your future self will thank you for? All of this came about because I made 1 decision.
One decision is all it takes and everything else falls into place.
The only thing stopping you, is you.
October 12th, 2021
Boom. Awake at 1 am. I tried to get back to sleep... no such luck... so I listen, and I write.
2 years ago, in 10/10 I drove away from all I knew.
I had no plan.
I only knew it was something I had to do.
I didn't want to leave my family - but they all have their own lives and I didn't get to see them as much as I wanted anyway...
I didn't want to leave the man I had just met and fell head over heals in love with (in case you didn't know, he travels with me now)...
But I knew this was something I had to do.
To see the world.
To inspire along the way.
To show others that it is possible to do big things.
Has it been easy?
Oh hell no.
I miss my momma, my baby girl and her hubby, my bonus son, bonus daughter and the grandson they gave me, my shenanigans with my sister... all my family.
But when I was back in Idaho... they all had their own lives and I was reminded it is time to live mine.
This is the time for each of us to step into the power within. What that looks like for you will be different than what it looks like for me... but I can tell you that the way to get there is through faith.
Faith that all will work out for the greatest good.
For your greatest good.
I recently saw a memory that I shared from a friend (Wendy Alexandre) about being normal.
"What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."
All we can do is be the best version of ourselves... the best version of you, making decisions out of love - not fear, hate, or judgement - will always be for the greatest good.
🌟Your joy can be the light for someone and guide them out of sorrow.
🌟Your sorrow can be the light, allowing others to see they're not alone.
🌟Your strength can be the light, showing someone the way.
Be the light - embrace your shadows. Without darkness, there is no light.
May you see it and feel the light fill you too.
We left our Camp Host position at Megunticook Campground by the Sea on October 3rd and hit the road.
I'd forgotten how much work it is to plan our stops, to drive all day and only stop for the night... we're both tired but excited to see new places.
I've had a one track mind and missed connecting with a few important people along the way.
But, we saw Niagara Falls - which is breathtaking.
We delivered a Words Matter portrait outside Erie, PA.
And we attended a hillbilly class bake at friends we met on the road last spring.
In a few days, we'll hit the road again (after a short respite at those friends' home in NY) and visit Gettysburg then deliver a painting in VA before heading back to NC for a few nights.
We've had a sickly kitty... I think she has good allergies... but it's difficult to find a vet on the road. So any remedies you have for kitty, I'd love to hear them. She's having a rough go... which doesn't make the road easier.
Only a few more weeks and we'll have some longer stays. I'll check back in sooner, rather than later. For now, we continue to chase the sun.
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.