I discovered backpacking.
He had a mild sore throat that wasn’t going away.
He had throat cancer.
If anyone is ever in my shoes, hospice is fantastic.
It was actually one of the more tender and loving parts of my life even though it was traumatic and difficult.
I actually look back with an odd sense of even being closer.
We’d been together almost 30-years.
It’s hard for them to let people take care of them in certain ways.
I found myself in an unfathomable situation. I didn’t have enough money to take care of the day-to-day things.
I knew that I wanted to travel.
I couldn’t find a job, not even at the hardware store. I remember the cold dark fear of that.
I don’t even know how I did it.
I decided to sell the house. That was my dream house.
I’m spending all of my time taking care of my stuff. Everything I need fits on my back. That was a life-changing ah-ha moment for me.
I remember on I had this saying on my computer, “The barn having burned to the ground I can now see the moon.” I kept saying one day. That’s going to be me.
I kept saying, I’m okay for today.
Things always end up okay in our lives.
Don’t dwell about the future what if’s.
Adventure travel empowers you.
I was a late-bloomer to this whole adventure thing.
Even if I didn’t I would have been proud of myself.
It has opened my world.
Always try to say yes.
We all have this bond and this love of the outdoors. People are open. You know when you are on the trail people are your people.
We’re all a lot stronger than we give ourselves credit for.
You’ve got it in you to do this. Just take that one step.
Say yes, you don’t know where this crazy life of ours is going to lead.
Your life is going to have lots of ups and downs.