You might think that with semi-retirement and full-time vagabonding, I would have plenty of time to do everything. I thought that too, until I started living this lifestyle.
Beside the usual grocery shopping, laundry, and cleaning tasks, there’s the “let’s move to a new campground” part that can take the better part of a day. This week has been one of those rare times where I’m moving quickly to get from Point A (Wisconsin) to Point B (Colorado). The weather is changing it up, so I want to get there a day earlier than planned, which means I’ve driven four days in a row, and, after a day off on Saturday, I’ll drive another 300 miles today.
So Saturday evening, after a day of running errands, filling the gas tank, and finishing tomorrow’s trip plan, I made the time to walk outside as the sun was sinking down in the western sky.
This tree was on fire in the late light…
The blue sky overhead was framed by a circle of trees…
And a leaf curled gracefully on the ground.
I felt so much better after that walk. Making the time to appreciate the world outside my head and outside my trailer is a very good thing.
Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.
Louisa May Alcott