The Countdown has Begun

The Countdown has Begun

In 43 days I will be picking up my Casita. The countdown has begun! I will be on the rode very soon. I’m so excited, but also a little bit scared. I find myself thinking “what am I doing, why am I doing something so stressful!” I question whether or not I can do this. Just because there are other older woman traveling alone it doesn’t mean that I can do it. It may be too scary to be out there on the road alone. I may not be strong enough, have the skills, be brave enough.

Then, I take a deep breathe and think about how strong I am. There is nothing I’ve ever attempted that I found I couldn’t do. I remind myself that anything new is scary and intimidating. If I don’t have the skills I can develop them. I remember that there are more good and helpful people out there than there are bad or hurtful. I have prepared myself as well as I could. Will there by surprises in the process of becoming acclimated to travel. Absolutely! But that is part of the fun. I can and I will do this.

9 thoughts on “The Countdown has Begun

  1. Toni, I am so excited for you! I definitely want to keep up on your travels and follow your blog. I have a load of curiosity questions, but I’m sure that you do too. I have given much thought to how I can maintain my identity in the midst of this all consuming caregiving, but have no satisfying answers except to cross that bridge if I come to it. Bless you for following your dreams!

    1. Thank you so much for your support. Caregiving for someone you love can be very rewarding, but as you said it can be all consuming. I am glad you will be following my travels. I am really looking forward to sharing them. I am hoping to work on by bird watching skills while I am out and about. Jeff, of course, will be my greatest resource in that area!

  2. I wish you the very best & you bet you can do this – you’ll be doing this for all of us who wish we could as well!!

  3. Yes you can and yes you will! There is so much to see out there. Hope you enjoy all your adventures. Can’t wait to read about them and hope you post pictures.

    1. Thank you for the support. I do plan to take lots of pictures – not so sure about my photography skills, but there will be lots of pictures!

  4. As you ease into this lifestyle you will find the stress will impact less and the thrill of your adventure settling in will take front and center. My life of travel and full timing has taken on many roles and every one was fun, interesting and educational. For instance, a moose attack that left me bruised and swollen for a time last summer. Fun telling the story now, wouldn’t want to do it again. You will find folks in this lifestyle to be some of the kindest, most helpful folks you have ever met. I wish for you the kind of adventure, inspiration, excitement and pure joy I have been privileged to live. Have fun girl !

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