It’s been awhile since I added to this story. Life has been full- endings and beginnings. I’m a caregiver, I know that about myself, and that comes first.
I’ve recently been privileged to be able to travel and visit our sons in the Northwest. Puget Sound seemed like taking a step back in time to high school days and a trip to Alaska. (What a treat for a desert rat like myself). I know there is a huge city across the bay and exciting places to experience, but life moved slow on that beach and I was glad to stay there. This summer will open up time for more exploration.
I’m glad for the ease of flying, but to be honest – it’s the road trips that I love the most. There is so much to see and I prefer the slow lane.
Driving through farmlands and mountain passes, vineyards and ocean fronts is humbling. It makes me ashamed of my grumblings when I get stuck in a rut about my little corner of the world. Just go Julie! Get out and breathe.
There is nothing that makes me smile inside like spending time with my kids, and when they live far away, the space between visits is too long.