We wanted to do the blog as we were travelling so everyone could follow along with us. However, my little car sickness issue and the lack of cell reception put a stop to that. Some of you seemed to think I would write a meaningful, philosophical ramble enlightening all who enter our blog realm. Spouting quotes about soaring hearts, love lost and found, the healing power of a hug, new-found self-awareness and new beginnings. I can’t do it.
It’s not that I haven’t given a great deal of thought to where I am, how I got here and who I am with. We are so happy to be on this journey, especially together that we are not questioning how it came about.
It’s not that my heart isn’t soaring. We are obnoxiously and unapologetically demonstrative in our quest to make up for lost time. PDA’s are the standard and it is impossible to be around us and still have any question as to how we feel about our life together. Both of us were lost (shipwrecked?) and in a great big sea we found each other.
Being with someone who responds with mutual recognition, respect and admiration makes everything easier and transforms a simple hug into a powerful healing mechanism. I had no idea how stressed I was until it was gone. I am so thankful.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say about this journey, this new beginning; simply put, I don’t feel qualified to give an unbiased view. I would fill the blog with fanciful nonsense and sickening quotes. Who needs that? Perhaps we are clinging to each other on our little life raft but is that so bad? We have ventured out into the world and we have so much to do but time seems so limited. Starting over is exciting and overwhelming at once. Although the road trip is over, the journey has just begun and we are looking forward to all that the future has to offer.
We’ve uploaded some unedited (not always flattering ) videos of our trip at:
some happy quotes: http://www.livelifehappy.com/live-life-quotes/
a few favorite quotes (for today):
Ride the tide and go with the flow.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Sometimes when you are lost you have to go back to the beginning and start over to find your path again
Life has a way of slipping through your fingers. If you stick to your soul, it will stick to you. - George Bernard Shaw
Life is good. (full stop)
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis
There comes a time in many lives when all that is left to do is to start over – and that is not always a bad thing.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
- Thomas Edison
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
- Dolly Parton