In the last few years I’ve have countless folks say to me
“it's just too hard”, referring to a drastic lifestyle change and most times
I will wholeheartedly agree for indeed it is.
What I usually don’t say because I know they are consumed by the
overwhelming task of re-arranging their lives is
“but it’s so, so, so worth it”!
If you’re not really happy where you’re at, but can’t muck up
the courage to change it, my wishes for strength and happiness
where ever you choose to be are with you but
without meaning to be harsh, not my sympathies.
Even though I’ve become a master of lifestyle change,
it never gets easier. In fact, as age advances energy
and stamina retreats and each time I jump off
the cliff of major change the possibility of crashing and burning
becomes more visible. But I’d rather crash and burn
jumping into my dreams than waste away in a rocking chair
drooling down a plastic bib.
With all that said, tomorrow the wheels of change
will once again propel me into yet another lifestyle modification,
literally…..45 feet of diesel pusher.
Wanderlust has been my beast of burden in a conventional
world that endorses “staying put”. Every time I straddle my
Harley I’m reminded that freedom is much more than breaking away
once a year for a 2 week vacation. It’s a state of mind that should
never be ignored nor extinguished. It’s the driving force that
makes life worth the effort of getting out of bed in the morning
and the inspiration for rising above “it’s just too hard” and taking
an unprecedented leap of faith.
As the calm peaceful world of Crown King, Arizona fades away
in my life’s rear view mirror a new landscape is looming on
the endless horizon and “there’s no place like home” takes on
a whole new perspective!
Will it be easy? Hell no! Let me say that again… HELL NO!
But one thing I know for certain, it WILL be worth it!