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Time for a breather. Kick back and catch up to all that's piled up while I've been roaming the roads of America. It's been a great time that I somewhat sadly leave behind me yet exhale a sigh of relief that I am home again. That is, the home where all my stuff is. The place where I pay my house payment and receive the rest of my bills. My heart may not totally be here in the place where I live, and my mind is divided as to where I would really like my "home" to be.
This vacation that my wife and I embarked on was 47 days away from our house. That's by my wife's count of the days. I wasn't counting, but her number sounds correct. It seemed longer in a way and yet it all seemed to fly. It's good to be back in our own home, but it was nice being gone.
The saying goes "All good things must come to an end" and so it goes with a vacation. Some family members and friends have suggested that when my wife retires we should sell our house, buy an RV, and just travel all the time. I'm not sure about the RV part. Sure, having the portability of possessions might be nice and it could be very handy to just pull over sometimes to sleep in my own bed and use my own bathroom. There is much to be said for having a "house on wheels". I'm just not sure about driving a big ol' thing around.
In my younger days I had plenty of experience living out of a van and staying in motels all the time. I got used to that lifestyle and quite enjoyed it. It's a good idea to have an address--a base of operations so to speak. I always used my parents address back then. Now that's not a viable option. I guess I'll keep a home somewhere. Maybe not as big of a house as we have now unless someone is living in it when we're off galavanting.
It's all something for us to consider in the years to come. We've still got time to decide, but my wife and I need to start thinking more seriously about the years to come. I hope there are years--many more of them.
This previous journey has ended, but the life journey continues. With each ending comes a new beginning. It's a circle of life just like in The Lion King. We've got places to go and people to see before they and we are gone. The kids are getting settled into their own cycles of life and the grandchildren are coming and growing. We don't want to miss out on those grandchildren who now live across the country from us.
I guess we'll figure it out. One journey has ended and others wait ahead of us.
Are you living a life in retirement yet? What are your plans for the future? If you were living a life of travel how would you want to do it?