What an adventure! What a beautiful and diverse continent we inhabit. After 4 months, 15,000 pictures, over 32,000 km, 17 states, 5 provinces and 2 territories we arrived home safe, tired, yet energetic. I have been to deserts and mountains, lakes and oceans, salt flats and lava beds. I saw snow in the south and hot sun in the far north.
We spent very little money on our overnight stops, opting instead to stay at truck stops, Wal-Mart, gravel pits, free campsites (thankyou BC) and often just finding an unused road and tucking ourselves away for the night.
We met amazing and interesting people all over. Many are now friends. This experience has opened my eyes to how good people are. We felt safe everywhere we went.
Most importantly, I am refreshed, I am renewed. Spending so much time in the sunshine has enriched my soul. The sun has not only filled me with vitamin D, but also with a new outlook on life. I have a deep yearning to tackle this next stage, this retirement, with gusto. I have re-written my bucket-list. I want to add colour to my days by tapping into the creativity that is hidden within me. I have had a lot of time to ponder my choices. Writing? Photography? Painting? ….?
I will have the rest of my days to cultivate my dream. Don’t let me procrastinate. In my pursuit of this creativity, I must not neglect the health of my body, soul and spirit. Nutrition and exercise is a daily concern.
Most importantly, I must not forget my spiritual side. We are spiritual beings. I plan to dig deeper into the Bible. I want to know more. I feel I have lost my connection to God. I no longer feel close to Jesus. I need to understand why. I am dry and thirsty.
I am planning to use this blog to share my new journey and the progress step by step. I am searching for answers about nutrition, health, exercise and about my spirituality. I plan to share what I learn and I hope others will share their knowledge and teach me as I travel this road to wholeness.
- The Spiritual Path (spiritualquotestoliveby.wordpress.com)
- Can’t See the Forest for the Trees (whisperingwordsofwisdom.wordpress.com)
- The Make It Happen Moment In Between (makeithappenmoment.com)
- What is your context? (eliseonlife.wordpress.com)
- Take the journey into the desert (thesilentdesert.wordpress.com)