Feeling like a free woman today!
Yesterday was my last day at work as a Health Coach at a weight loss clinic, and this morning I finished my final exam for my Holistic Nutritionist Diploma. That’s a lot of wrapping up.
It’s one thing to plan a trip to hike 2660 miles – that’s a feat in itself. But it’s quite another to AT THE SAME TIME pack-up your life, finish a diploma (degree in Dan’s case), drive 1500 kilometres (we’re talking Canada folks), drop off all your life possessions (including your baby – or dog, but same thing really), and THEN get to fly to San Diego and embark on this long-awaited journey.
Here’s the packing progress so far, complete with a map of Sierra Nevada on the wall for inspiration and motivation – just keep packing…soon you will be hiking…stick with it…
And Dan will be home in 1 hour with the U-Haul so we can start compressing our lives into a mobile box on wheels.
It’s all just pure craziness folks!! And I feel like I never really get to celebrate the “wrapping-up” of “loose-ends” these days. Oh, you’re done your final exam? Well get packing! Finished your job and won’t be doing the 9-5 grind for 5 months? Oh, that’s neat, but there’s still WORK to do. I thought I was done with work… Sigh.
And add in the fact that I’m counting the days I have left with my dog.
I. WILL. MISS. MY. DOG.
And she seems to know things are a little fishy around here…
When do I get to catch a breather…? Maybe when I’m finally sitting in the plane. I will be in my hiking clothes (that I will wear every day until they wear out), sans make-up (so I didn’t feel much need to do the “make-up free selfies that were circulating around the internet), holding hands with my best friend and soul-mate, flying through the air at ridiculous-miles/hour.
Then we walk.