If you so choose, the “grass” will always be green on your side

So I am not really sure if anyone follows this, but I will continue to write to keep my thoughts together! First of all, I want to apologize for the long pause.  I was up at school busy with finals and the end of my job, and since I have been home I have barely used technology!

Just to give you an update:  I am home for approximately a month.  Tim is here with me and my parents and we are taking this precious time to make more money for the trip, get in shape, and plan out the trip.  Tim has a job with a construction company for three weeks and I have been babysitting, house sitting, and worked at the East Coast Surfing Championship.  We bought our plane tickets also!!!  We are flying to Sydney on September 27th  and will be making it back to Norfolk December 11th.  This should be about the same time everybody gets out of school and enough time before the holidays.

It is really crazy to think that the tickets were actually bought, and this is really happening.  I will also say that I also feel odd, like the feeling you have when you play hookie from school.  I have some very mixed emotions, I have a hard time thinking about what I am missing at school because I LOVE my sorority and miss it very much, but I also really like spending this time to reflect on life.  I guess something I am trying to learn is to enjoy where ever I am at the time. Too many times I think about what is going one somewhere else.  It is part of my personality to want to see and do everything, but I need to turn that into a positive thing and enjoy where I am at the moment.

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So this morning I decided to take a jog, continuing my work out routine for the trip especially, when I was stopped by friends of my mothers.  It’s funny how every time I see somebody my first instinct is to explain why I am home, so nobody thinks I flunked out of school.  It will be nice to be a nomad who is not defined by my individual achievements.  Both of these women have accomplished a lot and have beautiful families to continue show for it.  One of the ladies in particular has been battling with cancer for about 6 years, yet her positivity about life blows me away.  You can learn a lot from people like that.  After explaining the whole crazy ordeal they both were amazed, shared their thoughts, and even expressed a little jealousy.  The lady with cancer looked me in the eyes and told me that ‘ life never slows down and to always do the things you want to accomplish with goals in mind.’  She even explained how no step of your life is final.  You CAN take a break from your job and even if you have a family, kids are mobile too.  I will always remember that advice and cherish their approval of my non-conventional plan.  I ran home and ended my jog with a little faster pace.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. camerongwaltney
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 00:34:01

    I follow this 🙂

    I’m stoked for your trip dude, you’re gonna have a blast. Keep writing.

    Reply

  2. timwakely
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 17:11:24

    TWO MORE DAYS BABE..and we are outa here.
    Love ya

    Reply

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