Monday, February 27, 2012

Adventure


This is a bridge to somewhere.  
This is a path to adventure, enlightenment, peace, Spirit
This is Self.
This is a trail that will not be denied.
This is hope and opportunity.

We have been given a gift.  A rare, beautiful, timely gift.  The gift of healing ocean breezes, sunshine, the call of gulls, endless horizons and unexplored grasslands and wetlands.  Turtles and pelicans.  Driftwood and seashells.  Peace.  Calm.  Breath of Life.  

Our house has been sold.  Most of our possessions have been given away, donated, pitched.  The good stuff will go in storage.  For 6-9 months we will be overseeing repairs at my stepfather's house on a beach in North Carolina.  Kure Beach.  We plan to return, unless the lure of the ocean won't allow us to.  It depends.  I feel so free.  So untethered.  My GeoGypsy pal Gaelyn has come to mind so much through this process.  She would be the first to say WAY TA GO! 

After this year of trauma, doctors, hospitals, surgeries, doctors, procedures, physical therapy, counseling, exhaustion, fear, anxiety, and driving, driving, driving we are both so excited about leaving this place of pain.  This house is a good house, a comfortable house, but it has some hard memories we choose to release.  The future is approaching way too fast as we age, and it's time to embrace a new place, new adventures, new smells and sights.  Fresh seafood!  New habitats to explore and write about, photograph and blog.  

I will be sharing my adventures on this blog and another one soon to be announced.  Imagine!  Ferries and wetlands!  The wild winds off the ocean!  What will come on shore tomorrow and the next day?  I will get to see sunrises and sunsets again in all their glory!  Pelicans flying by every day!  It's about damn time I get to use exclamation points again.  I've earned the right and I'll use them often and freely and without shame!  

Thank you all for being my blogging friends all these years.  The Giraffe Head Tree remains on her perch overlooking the Tennessee River, but...you know what?  I just realized...she faces East, and that's where I'm going. 

Stay tuned...

13 comments:

trav4adventures said...

We are approaching that point in life, too. Hubby is ready to retire. I have 5 more years (or so I think...) We have a 3 year old grandson and I think our daughter is pregnant, but she hasn't told us yet. We are looking for places to retire, but our children both live here in the desert....a crossroads indeed! I'm glad to hear from you again and I hope you find what you are looking for!
~~Cheryl Ann~~

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi- it sounds like a grand adventure awaits! I am so happy for ya'll!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am so happy for you two! Congrats on the house sale and I know you will love the beach,ocean and all that your getaway and new beginning brings to you! We are thinking about a move to Florida next year. IF I can leave the Tiny Ten Under the Oaks.

Follow your Bliss!

Eve said...

OH JOY!!!!! I'm gonna miss knowing you are right down the mountain Debi, but we won't be far in spirit! Looking forward to living your adventure and feel the warm ocean breeze through the computer!!

Steve Borichevsky said...

oooOOOooh, new adventures! Best of luck!

sunflowerkat321 said...

So happy for you. As someone who's been struggling through a few tough years, I can well imagine how uplifting this must be. Enjoy every single second of this adventure. I'll be looking forward to all you chose to share.

Gaelyn said...

Way To Go!!!!

Another adventure awaits you on a new journey. So excited for you!

bunnits said...

Even though we've never met, I will miss your not being in the Huntsville area and seeing your great photos, but I know your new location will mean lots of beautiful photographs. I'm looking forward to it. I love the beach. Wish I was going! Good luck in your venture.

Blessing Counter said...

Oh, beautiful! I can not wait to share in your adventure!! Now, please email me with more info....and tell me how you are! I love you so!

Diane by the hem of the sea said...

Yes, way to go indeed! Bravo that you are able to set free in this way. To start fresh with the healing power of the ocean. I am so very overjoyed for you.

Carolyn Choi said...

Oh Carolina ! That's where I've moved to as well. Sorry I've been out of touch but like you so much going on with the move. I hope you enjoy your new adventure and look forward to reading about it.

Alabama will always have a special place in my heart since I was born and reared there, but Carolina is very special as well.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

New beginnings! Congratulations on the sale of your home and this new adventure! It sounds wonderful!

Carol said...

What a gift! I am so happy for you Deb! From the river to the ocean . . . fabulous. The ocean is perfect for a transitional time . . . you may want to stay forever. I hope you are well on your way a strong recovery. I had no idea or I do not recall (lyme brain) your being so ill. I wish you a deep, lasting and joyous adventure. Carol

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