My last post was in April and it was only a quote that moved me from a book I was trying to read.
New Zealand was my trip of a lifetime. I loved it. I reveled in it. I savored it. I lived it fully. One of my favorite weeks from the three months there was over Easter weekend when I shut down my phone and lived only in the present moment. I was staying near a beach on the north island. I would arise in the morning, eat a light breakfast, and then hike out to the beach. There I would relax, meditate, read, explore. I met phenomenal people. I’d hike back to camp, shower in the refreshing cold water, and spend the afternoon writing. There’d be a simple dinner with a glass of NZ wine and another hike out to the beach to enjoy sunset. It was a dream come true to spend such a week.
I lived. I learned. I grew. I loved it in NZ.
I flew back in April. My beloved met me at the airport with two dozen red roses in his arms for me. Life has been a whirlwind ever since.
The hot August sun shines on me now as I write this short update. We are in Michigan along the great lake of the same name. We continue to live the RV mobile lifestyle and tell people that “home is where we park it!” Life is crazy good. My family is well. I have my first grandbaby who has stolen my heart! We move along as weather and our exploring hearts mandate. Family and friends top the list. National parks run second. And life continues on!