Hi everyone. If you have landed on this blog, most likely you personally know me, so I’m not thinking much background is needed on me. But, you can always ask.
It’s pretty crazy to disperse everything you own and only fit the most necessary items in a small car. It really felt good to shed everything and at the same time makes me wonder why I had so much stuff! Sure, I raised three kids on my own and as they’ve left the nest, I’ve whittled down my belonging, to what I thought was a reasonable amount… until I started really looking at each and every item. It’s as if I’ve died and each and every item has needed to find a new home. It’s a new chapter, for sure.
What would make a person do such a thing? Get rid of everything and get on the road for a long period of time?
I guess the easiest answer is ‘because I can’.
My clients are located all over the globe, and over the past year I’ve been feeling as if I am missing key experiences in order to expand my current talents. An urge to be face to face with more like-minded people has risen to an uncomfortable state if I don’t do it. And, my adventurous spirit is re-emerging now that I am in this new chapter of my life.
It feels like I am in my 20’s but with an unusual twist. If I were in my 20’s, there would be this goal to find a mate, settle down, buy a house, and start a family. But, I’ve done all those things. Now, I’m in a place to roam where Life leads me, doing what I love.
So, what I am hoping to find?
Community. There is something deeper to that word than what Webster’s details. It’s more than just a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. It’s why we are humans, to come together.
I’m not necessarily looking to find an exact community of people. I want to define community as one of the human race. What is it that binds us together? It’s more than common interests or goals. I’m missing something I intend to find. I already know it’s within myself.