Two weeks in and it is already a journey!
Strangely, this experience reminds me of when I first enrolled in graduate school – feeling the fulfillment of a long time dream, but also feeling the terror and exhaustion that comes with change and immersion learning.
It is not a terror that makes me wish I could return to a traditional home, but is often about (already) dealing with the social implications of choosing a lifestyle that is so radically different.
I have an out of town event that I need to attend next month, and was surprised to realize there was panic that I might show up in my motorhome. These are people I care about, a lot, and it never occurred to me that my motorhome would be so embarrassing to them.
I guess I am going to get to learn how to navigate this new space of, “If I am embarrassing to you, then maybe you shouldn’t invite me.” Still, it is new and weird and it is a special event. I don’t want to embarrass the celebrant, so I haven’t really decided what to do.
33 days until I leave for the Arctic!
Note: Since more that one person has told me they aren’t able to hear videos, I’ve posted a link to a transcript under each one. (You have to click the link and then download the transcript document.) I will do that for any other videos I post, since I will probably doing more videos as I hit the road.