On the Road Again – Metamorphosis
So it is truly impossible for me to start a journey without Willie Nelson ringing in my ears, thanks Willie! But today I left my old life, I wrote yesterday about the trip details, but today I wanted to talk about the internal trip.
First some thanks are in order, to all the folks that threw me going away shindigs, bought me a beer, lunch and especially the particularly relevant gifted REI cards, thank you.
My wonderful friend and massage therapist KC, not only has she kept my body in great shape, but became an awesome friend and even bought my house, how’s that for friendship!
My friend Steve, dude is the best, gave me a place to stay for my last few weeks in town and over the last few years has been a great friend and colleague.
Over the last few years my job has sucked, basically the institution I was working for was totally in neutral, the executives saw questioning as dissent and basically ran down anything I put forward. There was absolutely no surprise when they denied my leave of absence request, basically their way of saying we don’t really want you here. It was time to go and the silver lining, no leave, means no return date which in return grants me massive freedom for this journey and no safety net. I once heard Eddie Murphy talk about why he was successful, his point quite simply, he had no safety net, failure was not an option. It’s kind of how I feel right now.
I’m happy to be closing a chapter and opening, hopefully fully authoring the next one. Scared senseless, of course, but the fear pales in comparison to the possibilities and the excitement. I’m a gypsy, this is what I was born and destined to be, to do. It’s not a typical or an easy life, but it’s an amazing one that has led me everywhere, through all kinds of amazing adventures. I’m never bored.
So what does this next chapter hold? We’ll see, the goal is to hike the Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine, but there are thousands of miles and 70 plus days before that starts.
As a gypsy my friends are seldom near, I cherish the times I do get to be near them, face to face, but that is not my path. So I work hard to keep in touch, to bring them with me in so many ways on my journeys, this blog serves to do that as well. I’ll see some I haven’t seen in a while as I travel. Those will be special days.
So tonight, a sense of melancholy as I transition, a tingle of excitement as I daydream and think about what is to come, whatever it is, they will be happy days. And as always, I hope for nothing more than happy days for you my friends ~ Rev Kane