Not to state the obvious, but I had to take a little break from writing blog entries for a while. Part of it was rebounding from the trip to Ecuador, but mostly I was concentrating on some less important, but more lucrative, writing projects to help pay the bills.
Still, we have made some decisions worth sharing. To begin with, we’ve decided to spend some time looking a little closer to home, for all the reasons described in my last post. My dad’s ability–and let’s face it, willingness–to go with us is a major consideration in all this. So we’re going to start by moving one country away.
A good friend of mine once said “Inch-by-inch, life’s a cinch. Yard-by-yard life is hard.” I’m not saying she wrote it herself or anything, but through the years I’ve been grateful for it nonetheless.
Most of the stress and dissatisfaction I’ve experienced in my life has been rooted in a desire for too much, too soon. I won’t bother to cite examples of this; I’ve spilled my guts enough over the past four months.
The bottom line is we’re taking a look at Baja, Mexico, for now. We leave October 5th with the goal of finding our leaping off point. Where–or when–we go from there is anyone’s guess. But for now, the idea of sitting on the banks of the Sea of Cortez is enough. Far enough to get away from the snow and House Republicans. Close enough to respond when kids, grandkids, and clients flip out.
It’s our first inch.