Friday, April 26, 2019

Keeping On, Keeping On

It seems I spent years resisting nesting and settling into a home-based life.  My life seemed focused on living a mobile life while home-based in a wintry location.  I sought out like minded outdoors people and followed new trails while planning for the escapes in the Spring and Summer when schools were on breaks.  If you were following along for awhile, we have had some grand escapades and before you begin to worry, we will again.  However, I find myself not working so hard at it.

Is this a sign that I have given up the dream of full time travel or simply a sign that I have settled in to a life that is different than I planned?



When I had a sticks and bricks house to maintain, a job, mini farm and foster children, a great deal of effort and money went into maintaining a home and family.  Get-ways were always on the back burner and complicated to orchestrate.  A willing neighbor fed the barnyard crew but there was always so much to catch up with upon our return.  Those responsibilities are behind me now and while I find myself feeling like I am living in limbo from time to time, I know that my simplified life will allow us the opportunity to travel as much as opportunity allows.

This was the last log I wrote, and I found it in my draft folder. Even though I wrote it, I never published it.  I have been back to full time travel these past five months and have found that I miss the blog...my diart of people, places and recordings of observations, pictures and moments I found noteworthy.  When traveling there is always the urge to turn to you companion to say, "Look at that!"
The blog was that for me was that utterance.  I can't imagine that previous readers are still waiting to read this blog but I have found that I miss it.  I do not feel compelled to write as frequently but will return to recording those special moments and reflections.  I will attempt to catch up on some special moments and weave the lost moments into the blog.

So What happens to a dream deferred?
I am back...If you are reading this, I would love to hear from you.

14 comments:

  1. Welcome back! So many times a blogger that I follow just stops bloggging leaving me wondering what happened but I'm always reluctant to unfollow because someday they may come back. And here you are! Looking forward to your updates and future adventures!

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    1. Thank-you. I appreciate your support, but feel I am due 20 lashes with a wet noodle!

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  2. Good to see you posting again! What a pleasant surprise to see an update! Perhaps dreams change over time and Life. After 7 years in the RV life, we sold our rig and moved to a 55+ community in northern Minnesota in early 2017. While the RV lifestyle was the dream we lived for a while, we're now living the dream of this current stage of our life together. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

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    1. The huge question of had my dreams changed is answered for now.... I suspect you are correct.I am grateful that pursuing the RV life is still possible for me.

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  3. Welcome back. Sorry we didn't cross paths this past winter. Next year in Quartzsite!

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    1. I will be coming south earlier but staying in high country following weather. We will have to make a point of connecting!!

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  4. Glad to see that you're back, Karen. I missed reading about your travels.

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    1. I am shocked by the number of former readers still here to welcome me back!

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  6. Glad to see you blogging again, Karen! I hope you might start a YouTube channel to show some of the beautiful adventures you're having as well!

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    1. Thank-you Sherry! No video channel for me...but I am excited to blog again.

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  7. I've been away from blogging and blog reading myself. I saw your lastest post on Al's sidebar. Good to hear you've been okay during your blogging vacation. Good to see you blogging about your travels again.

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