"Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
Isn't it crazy how life always has a way of working out? Collin started his dream job today as Digital Marketing Specialist for a ski resort here in New Mexico. It's Labor Day, the official end of summer and everything has fallen into place.
Within 3 days of landing in Angel Fire, we were able to find a house to rent for winter. This is the kind of house I have sketched in my wildest dreams. It sits in the woods towered by tall pine trees. There are more windows than walls, and I can't seem to wake up to this being reality. Though we don't own this beautiful property, we are very grateful to settle in for winter and call this our Angel Fire home for a while. I can't help but reminisce on the events that led us to this point in our lives. We took a chance on living in a van this summer with no idea where we would end up and no guidance of "how" to do it with an infant and dogs. A dear college professor of mine, Anne Darren, taught our American Literature class with a deep focus on The Hero's Journey. She said that during the many repetitive cycles of this journey, you will reach a revelation and period of stability followed by a transformation. She explained that you will change for the better, that we are always changing and growing. She said that one day someone will see you after your journey and say, "Wow, you have totally changed." And in return, with gratification, you will say," Yes, yes I have changed." I feel that we are now in the reward period of the journey and once again, we will stay in cycle a period of calm and serenity until the next adventure is to call.
Our Last Day Living in the Van before Winter
We have so many memories to reflect on to see how far we have come since the start of the trip.
Small Victories lead to Lasting Happiness.
At least, that's my philosophy for now. I found this Canadian change mixed in my coin purse and couldn't stop smiling at all the flashbacks it brought up.
Dogs & Diapers, To Be Continued...
Dogs & Diapers