As we approach our 3rd year living on the road I think about our experiences and places we’ve traveled to that stick out in our minds, but most importantly how we’ve been changing inside and how subtle the change is as it’s happening…
We’ve gone from having a “bucket list” of places and timelines to altering our routes to visit recommended places, or just going with the weather. We’ve become a lot more relaxed when it comes to pre-planning, now we pick a general direction going with the season and sometimes reroute depending on family / friends / work events and just go.
So we’re not as fast moving or green as the more savvy travelers but we’re learning as we go.. And I think that getting to share the road, experiences and remote playgrounds like some of the other inspiring travelers out there will help lead the way and also learn from.
As the Socratic paradox says: “I know that I know nothing” is what I base this traveler evolution on.. and it’s so true… the more we go, the more we see, the more experiences we share with others… The more humbled you are by others who have taken on their own journey before you. Because now adventures, having seen amazing places and courage are the new sexy, where miles replace time and kind eyes are your new friends. The perspective of what is important at the end changes your values. Stuff is just stuff.. and even though we’re still somewhat attached to comfort and our daily work routines, we just look ahead to the new roads and evolving.
That question “where do you see yourself in 10 years” it’s getting harder and harder to answer, and I find that’s ok. As long as I have Denny by my side and memories to last lifetimes… Home is where our passion is…
The new measuring stick is for how dirty your hiking boots are, how many close calls you’ve survived together, how many times you’ve laughed because you’re starting to get places and dates confused, counting how many times the cats had “close calls” and how many places are added to “gotta go back one day” list.
To many more adventures and see you down the road!