Before We Move Forward…

I am not a fan of remaining in the past.

It has been a difficult winter, and I know that I have learned all that I need to, from it.  Right now is a season of action.

However, there is one thing I need to say, and that I need all of you to know, before I move on.  Nobody lives their life in a vacuum, and there have been many people who have helped me to arrive at the point where I am now, who have helped me to learn all that I have about life, optimism, and possibility–who have helped me to learn everything that I have shared with you. 

So, before we move forward–and I have a great deal to share with you, about paring down to what fits in a motor home, about the wonderful simple house I stayed in on my last trip to Houston, about the trip we’re making next week–I would like to thank everyone who helped me through the dark winter.  And I want to do it publicly, so that everyone can know.

So, thank you….

To the couple we met in Florida (who would prefer to remain anonymous):  For introducing us to minimalism and the general questioning of all we’ve been told is true.  And for inspiring me to stop using Facebook and correspond with people through e-mail instead. 

To Tony:  For showing me that even the “craziest” dream is possible, and for encouraging me with my writing.

To Dan:  For showing me that close friendships don’t necessarily require having met in person, and for helping me to discover the amazing strength that we all have within us.

To Lois:  For showing me that there is a light at the end of every tunnel, and for helping me to see that, in life, there are no accidents.

To Sandy:  For sharing in my struggles and allowing me to share in yours–I can’t wait to finally meet you in person, after we move!

To Jamie:  For allowing me to share in your dreams, which only heightened my conviction in my own.

To Julia:  For sharing in my passion for sailing, and for inspiring me by sharing your dreams.

To Michelle:  For helping me to see the good in everyone, and for helping to once again discover my passion for what I do.

To Jocelyn:  For being there, through the dark times and the light times, over the past 6 months, and for understanding why we need to make this next move.

To my students:  For reminding me of the reason that I do what I do each day.

To Rob:  For your love and patience, with your wife who has been a completely different person from one day to the next.

To Chris and Kelly: For opening the door, and for opening their home to us during our many trips to Houston.

To Our Parents:  For understanding why we have to leave, and for helping us with the move.

To Jelly Bean:  For just being awesome!

All right.  Now it’s time to move forward.  Tomorrow, I will show you pictures from my trip to Houston!

Sunshine : Curve road in morning sunshine

11 thoughts on “Before We Move Forward…

  1. Thank you for the kind words, and for allowing me to share in YOUR dreams. They have made me realize that it is possible to achieve mine. I know I keep saying this, but I am so excited for you all!

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