Saying I’m “behind on my blog” is a bit of an understatement, isn’t it? I’m sorry, but I’m also not sorry. Let me explain.
Before the trip, my friends and I came to the general consensus that I really had to blog this trip. If not for other people, then for myself. I knew that I would meet so many people and experience so many things that I’d want to record the details, at the very least, for myself. My uncle, on the other hand, cautioned me against blogging. He said I’d end up spending so much time blogging that I wouldn’t be spending enough time enjoying the trip. Now, on the other side of the trip, I can definitely see both sides of this argument.
Some days have been jam-packed full of driving, sights, and adventure. Some days have been 18 hours long where all I can do is collapse at the end of the day and sleep. Some days have been decidedly lazier, where on the surface it may appear as I’ve done nothing, but really I’ve spent a great deal of time being introspective, reflecting on where I’ve been (on this trip but also in my life) and what is to come next.
Despite this blog’s “Are We There Yet?” title, this trip, like life, isn’t about the destination, but the journey. A lot of my journey is public, and I’m sharing that with you, albeit later than I had wanted to. But at the same time, a great deal of this journey is occurring privately in my own head and my own heart, and I’m working this summer on finding the next right path in my life. I think I’m on the right track, and I’m excited about what this future holds for me.
Today — Saturday, July 28, 2012 — I am in the town I was living in in Central Florida for the past few years. I’m here to tie up a few loose ends over the next few days. In a week and a half I’ll be moving up to South Carolina. Between now and then, there will be one additional round trip between Florida and South Carolina, and hopefully the HF bands will be in good condition and we can play radio again. I’ll be driving on Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2. Listen for me then.
I’m still kind of in shock that anybody is interested in my trip. Thank you to those of you who are. This summer has been life-changing, and it’s fun to have you all along for the ride. And while I can’t commit to a time-line, I will be updating the blog. I’ve got all my notes; it’s just a matter of typing them up and uploading some pictures.
73 de NR4CB, Connie