Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Adjusting To My New Life

Sometimes, when you figure your life needs some major shaking up, things don't always go the way you thought when you first set out to make changes in the direction you are headed. Nothing in life is a given, there will be adjustments, alterations, new goals, pretty much everything can just fall apart and you need to regroup and start again.

Funny thing is, being retired and single, I'm finding that making those adjustments and rethinking my plan a little is probably what I needed to do in the first place.

I've never been very fond of myself.Spending the time to figure out who I am, and what I need to be happy, is something I have needed to do for many years. I think I have just started that voyage, and to be honest I have no idea where it will take me.

The past two nights I've been parked on the far side of the local Walmart in Superior WI. I really haven't left my own back yard, as this is only about 20 miles away from where I was born and raised. None the less, there is significance to this first stop over in my new life.

I will be closing on the sale of my cabin early in Aug. From that point on, I will be homeless in the sticks and bricks measure of life.  Everything I own, my bed, my kitchen, the whole shebang is enclosed or attached to this 37' motorhome. By the standards of many who read my blog, this is pretty high class digs. Having lived the life before, I would agree.

The only real difference this time around is I have no set agenda. I hope to be in Arizona for the annual gathering of the snowbirds in Quartzsite. Beyond that, I will be most interested in following blue skies and mild temperatures, and what ever whim strikes me each morning.

This morning I have the beautiful blue sky I enjoy the most with cool but mild temps. courtesy of Lake Superior which is but a mile beyond this open grassy view.

I'm sitting in the Menard's parking lot, with the Superior airport across the highway. Every 15 min. or so another small plane takes to the air.

It's a quiet simple restful morning, I have no need to hurry off anywhere. I have no pressing errands to run. The hum of my generator is the only noise I hear, and I can envision a set of solar panels in my future to relieve me from that din.

Max has settled into his new life being very content to be with me, and do what ever I choose. Bob Wells, if you read this you will understand the bond. I'm sure you miss Homer very much.

Yes my plan has been modified. But now I will live each day for what it brings me. Most importantly I will try to figure out who I am, and what matters most to me. Then I will learn to accept what tomorrow brings. All part of living the life of a nomad.
  

5 comments:

DCA Schubring said...
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Sandy said...

Awwww, Max is so cute! Part chihuahua??

Curtis Carper said...

I/2 Poodle, 1/2 Pomeranian

Bob said...

I hope to be following in your shoes by next year at the latest, Good Luck!