no place like it

I figure it's best to let this out, before we hit the road. It feels like we were just packing up the car and leaving for this place, and here we are, going back to where we started. I'm leaving with an open mind, a cleansed soul, and a very large heart. I honestly can't put it into words, right now. The car is packed, and we're set to head back to the place we called home so easily. It's the same adventure, continued. BC, you taught me so much. We will always come back for more.

The experience as a whole, I really can't put into words just yet. It'll all come out some other time. I know when we hit the road, I will be reliving all of the things we experienced from start to finish. What it took to get here, what I'm bringing back with me. It's only for me to know, and that's what makes it all so special. I've learned so damn much.

Exploring the unknown brings so much perspective, I will likely recommend it to everyone I know, and continue to seek it for myself for the rest of my life. I'm refreshed, I'm inspired, I'm cleansed, I'm sound. I'm just so damn proud of myself, and that takes a lot for me to say such a thing.

Thank you. I feel the need to say it, because I'm just so beyond words and what this has done for me.

The adventure continues. I'm ready to go home.


where we at

It might be a surprise, and it might seem like it requires explanation. The truth is, there is no explanation. There doesn't need to be one. When you take the time to listen to your guts, and your heart, it can say some pretty amazing things. I said I wanted to go home, I listened to what it was referring to. I didn't hesitate because I knew fully it's what I needed, right now. As soon as I hopped on that ferry, I could feel a sense of happiness and relief. Not because I was happy to leave. I'm happy to go back to where I came from.

Nature is a healer. Nature has patience. Nature gets you to listen to yourself. Nature brought me back to where I want to be. Just that simple. I really didn't expect it to speak so firmly, and at the time that it did. It said that now is not the time. That's totally fair. I agree.

I acted so quickly, I didn't give myself time to think about what I was actually doing. For real, I was loading that car back up again, saying to myself, "what the f*ck is going on?" It was like jumping off the high dive all over again. What a rush! It sorta needed to be done that way, or else I'd be pacing with my thoughts.. though I still sorta am. I'm dreaming, I'm sure of it.

Leaving the island, is like leaving a really hot girlfriend (quote, Peter). She was so lovely, but not always kind to me. There were some challenges, and that was part of the process. It's just handy to know when the challenges become far too many to take on all at once. New job, new life, new surroundings, new elements, new emotions. I learned that I can ask for help.

The landscapes I saw, will always remain in my mind. The things I didn't get to take pictures of, were just so damn mind blowing.  I wish I had a brain printer, so I could show you all. I feel special to know that those memories are for me only, and will illustrate such a crucial point in my life of getting to know what my heart is asking for. I took a chance on something really cool, I lived it, I did it, I enjoyed it, I survived, I grew. I succeeded. There is no failure, no regret, and no giving up. This is still the same adventure!

I could go on for days about how profound my experiences have been, but I'll say it in short, that I'm touched and overwhelmed by the endless support I've received; since even before we hit the road to come here. Endless. This opportunity was incredible, and it turned into a point in my life that I'll never ever forget. I needed this. Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you.

So much more to spill, but this is just right now.
Adventures never end!