A Great Adventure

On August 4th I began the journey of a lifetime.  This is something I will do only once in my life and it’s simply a life altering experience.  I am traveling across America from the place that has been my home for most of my life, South Florida, to California.  Our destination is Vallejo, a mere ferry ride of one hour to San Fran, where Keith will be working and a half hour to the Sacred Mists Shoppe via car where I will be able to go in once a week or so and work my magick.

All in all this journey is pretty amazing and I have learned a great deal about myself along the way.  Things that I used to not notice or chose to not notice.  These are the things I am resolved to change about myself.  Life, for me, is about balancing the light and the shadow within.  I acknowledge the shadow that whispers in my heart that feels hurtful and yes even says mean things.  I work very hard to never let the mean things cross my lips.  I never want to cause people around me pain and to hurt a friend is just not something I am willing to do for any reason.  I endeavor to always speak from the love within my heart and I know sometimes I slip this and fail, more on this later.

Along the way we found several things about our immediate environment that are no longer acceptable to be present.  I cannot surround myself with people who are negative, rude or feel entitled.  These are predominant attitudes in South Florida that we have been around for so long we, for sometime, did not even notice.  We slowly realized that this was the general attitudes of the area as we grew and evolved as adults together.

To chronicle our journey we created a Facebook Pagewhere we have been doing check-ins and I have been loading lots of pictures.

Taken at the Petrified Forest Park in Arizona

Our route was simple and allowed us for some time to be able to take in any of the sights we truly wanted to see and fly by the ones we did not.  Our goal on day one was to get out of FL.  We did this easily and landed near Birmingham Alabama the first day.  We drove with purpose and took shifts to make it happen.  Along with us is our long time and good friend Jennifer.  It’s been a great trip all around so far.  By the end of the 2nd Day we made it to Oklahoma City. By Monday night we managed to make it to Flagstaff Arizona where we pulled in really late for the night.  On Tuesday we stopped at Lake Isabella California.  Our goal for today, Wednesday, is Lake Tahoe.  It’s been a decade since I have been there and when I can work today I will do so that way the impact of this trip is lessened a bit.

The sights and scenery once we hit New Mexico turned to enchanted and beautiful.  I feel so blessed to be able to make this move and to have a boss that has supported and encouraged my growth and move with great patience and love.

It’s been about a week since I started this entry and have had little time to actually fully process the journey I’ve made as it’s been quite non-stop action for me.

New Mexico was beautiful, Arizona AMAZING, Nevada way too hot and then California sweet California.  We stopped and stayed in Lake Tahoe one night for a little respite.  I had brought along with me some herbs I had made and decided that we should burn them in the fire that night.  After the camp fire was lit and burning brilliantly and beautifully Keith and I began throwing handfuls of fragrant herbs mixed with resins into the fire.  Leaving behind us as they burned, our old life.

We arrived to our new home (after a quick stop in Napa) on Thursday the 9th.  The days that followed were whirlwind like with getting things to stock the house to get life moving again.

I am pleased to say that we are mostly stocked and ready to move on with it already.  Our bed frame should arrive in a few weeks but the POD is empty and GONE.  Keith started his new job yesterday and I am quite exhausted.

There will, no doubt, be several posts with many pictures from the trip over the course of the next couple weeks as I find time to digest the massive changes that I have undergone recently.

May your path be blessed & may your day be filled with joy, love and laughter.

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Posted on 14 August '12 by , under Life.

One Comment to “A Great Adventure”

#1 Posted by Jennifer (15.08.12 at 00:15 )

Was epic good fun! I am very proud of you and thank you so much for bringing me with!! I will never forget it 😀 😀