AAAAHHH!!! I can’t believe that in 20 days from now mom and I hit the dusty trail on our Wild Wild West adventure where I will embark on my new book of life. 20 days. 2-0. I mean, a couple of months ago it was like, “Oh yeah, you know, I’m moving to Colorado…” and now it’s like, “I can’t believe I’m moving to Colorado!” filled with pure excitement and thrill of starting over and self-discovery.
I’m sure you’ve all felt those feelings when you know something big is coming along – a marriage, a trip to another country, a move to another state, starting a new job – and you count down the months, weeks, days, and eventually hours.
But in that time you also do a lot of self-reflection. I’ve delved into parts of my past and of my life that I want to keep sacred, and remember certain people and places not as a reason to hold on, but a reason to save New England in the inner circle of my heart map. For those who are unfamiliar, a “heart map” is an emotional map of only the most special people, places and things in your life that make your heart sing and dance – those that keep your heart beating. And I am blessed with so many wonderful people, places and things here that have kept me feeling truly alive while living here.
The White Mountains are a place that will always feel like “home” to me. I have so many cherished memories of family get-away weekends, hiking excursions, camping adventures, snow explorations, laughter, and most of all, love.