The countdown has begun…
We have a tentative leaving date next Wednesday, April 6th.
This is happening, people!
Our good friend, Maryjo, gave us the advice to wake up each morning with awe and keep it all day long. Smart words from a smart woman, and I’m sitting here this morning with a feeling of complete content and awe. The giddy nerves have calmed, the doubt has settled, and the wonder is starting to make its way to the surface. The past few days have been punctuated by a few “Holy-shit-is-this-for-real?-For-really-real?” moments, but mostly we are walking around unable to stop smiling, so excited to get started.
I know that we will be seeing some amazing places, waking up to sunrises over new landscapes and seeing star-filled skies, but that’s not what I’m thinking about this morning. I’m thinking about the friends and family that were at our house last night, there to support us and cheer us on. I’m thinking about the tight hugs we got and how loved I felt to look at my house full of flipping awesome people. About the co-workers who honored me this week with food and goodwill and treats (Yeah, those gummy bears aren’t making it to the road). I’m in some serious awe of the notes of appreciation I received from patients. They validated my work and any hard days I ever had at work, more than they will ever know.
More than anything, I’m asking myself this morning – how lucky are we to have these people in our lives? There are a lot of unknowns out there for us in the next weeks, months, year, and that’s exciting, but it is already bringing a sharper focus on what we know we have here. And for that, I am starting my day with a heart bursting at its seams.