I guess I will start off by telling you that I am a widow. Being a widow is hard, at least it is for me. It is lonely and you don’t quite feel like you belong with the rest of the world. My husband was ill for several years and I was his caregiver. Somehow, that became the largest part of my identity. With his death I was left without that identity and felt very lost.
Over the last three years I have tried to figure out who I am and the direction that I want the rest of my life to go. I have tried a couple new directions such as collecting vintage sewing machines, quilting and fostering for an animal rescue. But somehow, none of those things have made me feel much better. So, I started thinking. I went back and evaluated what I truly enjoy doing. These are some of the things I’ve discovered about myself:
- I am an introvert – I require a lot of time away from people in order to recharge.
- My dogs will always be very important to me. I get a lot of pleasure and comfort from them.
- I love being outside. I enjoy nature.
- I love planning, learning, exploring.
- I want to simplify my life.
At some point within the last year, I stumbled onto the idea of getting an RV and traveling. The idea of getting out into nature, with my dogs at my side really appeals to me. Little by little this idea grew and grew and grew. And now I have my little travel trailer ordered and I am rapidly moving toward getting out and exploring.
And I must say, I am exciting to bring you along through blogging about my experiences.