I felt like I came alive during those travels. Returning home each fall was challenging. I felt as if we were living in two worlds but not fully part of either. To some degree, I recognize my resistance to belonging in the non-travel world was partly of my own making. I continued to long for the adventures and feared new relationships would keep me from returning to the life of travel of my dreams.
Graduation was a huge moment of celebration. Hailey is on to the next phase of her life. She is currently working as a care provider, going to college and living in an apartment. Learning all the life lessons of young adulthood.
|Me Hailey Auntie|
One more painful update. I have lost 2 of my beloved Kitty travelers.
Kitty Flu hit our household and we lost Emmit in the winter of 2017 and Socks six months later from complications last August. Spook had it also but is still with me and sill traveling with me.
There is never a good time to let them go... Best Kitties Ever!! Thanks for the kitty memories!
Socks Emmit (above) Spook
I do not regret the decisions of the past 5 years.
I believe it was the right path for us.
I do know every moment I am able to travel is a gift.
And I am grateful to still be able to travel.