I can’t believe we’ve been at this for 6 months. Part of me never thought we’d actually make it this long. Part of me was sure we’d be chugging along just like we are. I can honestly say that after being in a house for a couple weeks we all really, REALLY missed the road.
The fact that we have a few more Pacific North West parks to explore and then some of Northern California before we start heading back East- Home is just weird. There’s the “all most done” feeling in all of us, along with a seize the day mentality.
It feels good. Really good. Our break allowed us to get back on the road and savor these feelings.
When our fridge wouldn’t work and I threw up our first night back on the road it was just a shrug. Just a “oh these are announces but look around- its so worth it.”
I can feel our old life calling me. The one with work, more responsibilities, bigger messes, and obligations whispering. Its saying “I’m still here. You might have left but I’ll be here waiting when you get back.” It makes my breaths deeper and my eyes widen.
Look around and live. I only have a few short months left of this nomadic gypsy life. I can’t let the little annoyances get to me. I can’t let the kids exploring give me anxiety. I’m choosing to bask in it. That’s my choice. I’m savoring every last moment of this adventure. I’m exploring with my kids. I’m spending my days riding bikes and watching the whales a little while longer. Dinner time can wait. Whales won’t. Deep breaths and wide eyes. That is how I’ll be living the next few months.