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.