The Adventure

Wow,, almost a year since last post,, my point exactly--this will now be a journal about a journey, a new adventure and how we go about the process to make it happen,, First---wish it up--Maui,, here we come.

I have often wondered what the process is for folks who decide on a huge life change and move to a remote location... I hope to shed light on that process during our journey to Maui.

Maui, 60th bithday,, whale watching trip.

And whales there were--mamas and babies and studly studs (whales) to lure the ladies.  Such an adventure.

Friday, December 16, 2011

To start a new adventure and enjoy, to note the journey.

In 2004 I moved from Swarthmore Philadelphia to Seal Rock, Oregon.  This was after much plotting and planning.. wanting to live by the ocean and near an artist’s community.  It is here where I met my life partner and best friend.  Several years have gone by with many wonderful adventures and experiences and lovely life long friends. 

I moved here believing this would be my last move.  Having always moved from one part of the country to another every few years, the thought of a permanent place to call home attracted me.  Now I believe that it also trapped me.  I am an adventurer in places, people and things and will always be. 

I have now lived 60 wonderful years and totally looking forward to at least another 40 more.  Believing there is so much in this world I would like to know about and experience,,, so begins the next journey.  My wish is to document this journey,, hopefully with bits of writing on hopefully a daily basis. 

For the last couple of years I have found myself with a low energy-non enthusiastic condition coming on every 6-8 weeks or so and lasting between 2 and 4 weeks,, such a waste of time.  I am knowing this passes and I get back into my wonderful life with all its color and friends and nature.  I do believe that perhaps this condition may be due to the stagnant place my life has brought me to.  Don’t get me wrong,, I have a wonderful life with an incredible life partner,, 3 furries, an art studio that is totally inspiring and welcoming, a yard that just keeps giving and in a place on the Central Oregon Coast to rival any other place on the planet.  Not a reason in the world to feel unfulfilled or sad.. Next step was last year to go to the doc for depression meds, thinking this ole body isn’t producing all it needs to of the "happy juice" its used to.  Been working with the meds for about a year and a half and just recently changed prescriptions with the hope of happy coming back with all the energy I have become accustomed to.  Doc said it would take a couple of weeks to kick in and perhaps he’s right or perhaps it’s due to the new vision of a new adventure for my girl and I. Only time will tell,, thus the need to write a bit and keep a “journal” so to speak of the journey. 

I am a follower of “Abraham” and today’s message in my email was:

You're never satisfied. That's what life is, it's just this ongoing, never ending vacation adventure, you see. You can't get it wrong and you never get it done—and we recommend that you have as much fun as you can along the way.
--- Abraham

And this morning I started journaling again and this is what I had to say. 
Just a note to start—been struggling with low energy-meds-finding zest for life for the last two years.  I feel like I’ve found the “kicker”.  Wouldn’t’ it be wonderful to live in Maui, Hawaii.??? We have talked about it and actually had it as a long term “sort of” goal.  But it has felt overwhelming and un attainable due to the amount of material possessions that reside at our current location, (just look back on previous blogs dealing with the studio to see my point) between the business-QuilTak, our garden and the studio there is a lot of stuff that must go away before accomplishing a move.  Most importantly I must become un attached to said possessions before they can leave.  I am looking at it a different way after many months of low energy,, more like a shell on a turtles back that he/she must haul around in order to have a home.. this is not us.. we can live simply with simple life styles and desires.  Do our exploring and our art and our business—whatever that ends up being.  Life is supposed to be fun,,,as it turns out ;-)))
So with in 3 years we believe we can move to maui with debts mostly paid off,, simple needs and not many earthly goods to haul with us.. the plan is for each day to do a little something or maybe something big towards the end of moving and living in maui.  We can do this and it really feels so right.  

12/15/2011-tossed out 1/2 a recycle garbage can worth of magazines ;-)))
12/16/2011-made a plan to be debt free in under 3 years--
new mantra--are we taking this to Maui????

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