A little over a month ago I loaded the van and left Colorado on my way to a much-anticipated vacation in Oregon before landing in Montana for a late-summer job. It is no secret that I experienced some crazy concerns and emotions beforehand, but now that I am through the first leg of this lifestyle transition, I have great news: Everything is Fine! Read More
Have you ever been on a blind date? If so, you’ll remember the jittery feeling in your stomach as the little demon in your head flashes images of all your short-comings, flaws and fears on the screen in the back of your mind . That’s how I felt on the day I was scheduled to arrive at my new home/job.
I felt a mixture of sadness, trepidation, joy and excitement as Kate and I parted ways soon after the fireworks ceased (it seemed like they went on all night long!). She and her faithful dog Winnie headed back to Colorado as I continue to travel east to Montana. Kate was an excellent travel guide – I’ll miss her inquisitive nature, gentle smile and concise planning techniques. She was instrumental in making my new-to-this-life transition comfortable and fun! Thanks Kate, Bon Voyage!
The temperatures on the coast were in the mid-60’s for most of June, so coming out of the protective veil of ocean mists and traveling east along I-84 through Portland –where nary a fanciful food truck could get me to stop -was like running headfirst into a blast furnace. Read More