The last several weeks have been a series of accidents, leading to (among other things) a new windshield, a cast, two new phones (yes, two), and lots of cancelled reservations. I had to let go of the idea that I would see the Great Smokies and Shenandoah this year, both places I had been looking forward to very much. Yesterday’s blown tire made me wonder why I’m doing this vagabond thing at all.
So today’s Serenity post is really just for me. I spent a long time looking through my photos of the last 13 months, and it made me see the current stuff is just a blip on the radar.
From my first National Park in my Alto…
to months spent on the coast in Washington, Oregon, and California…
to the coastal forests and mountain ranges…
to the surprisingly diverse and beautiful deserts of the southwest…
it has been a amazing journey so far.
And more than the scenery, I’ve appreciated the friends and family I’ve met up with along the way. From my three Wisconsin great-nieces to the newest one in Colorado, from old friends doing well and new friends met in real life, I realize how fortunate I am to have them. And you, reading this.
People have been kind and generous, encouraging and supportive of my crazy life.
Two lessons learned in looking through my people photos: (1) Having a paper doll for a traveling companion was fun and (2) I need to remember to take more people photos.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?