This is what 40 looks like!!!
I want to thank everyone that took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday last week. I honestly could not have thought of a better way of spending my 40th birthday than finishing off all my packing!! Which I ended up unpacking and completely repacking the next day.
Believe it or not... I managed to fit my entire life, the life of the hounds, and the life of Traveling Gypsy Hippie, in my Beast! Well, that is a lie... I have a few boxes filled with keepsakes and snow clothes hanging out in Ventura, but everything else I need to survive is packed up in the Tahoe!
A lot has changed in my life over the last decade, and I don't want to toot my own horn... but I can notice a positive change in my perception of life. When I turned 30, so many things made sense. A light automatically switched on, and everything I thought I knew, I realized I didn't, and that was ok.
Turning 40, I feel more at peace. I don't worry about what others think as much. I feel like change is more comfortable to handle. Not only what happened in 2020, but with the beginning part of this new journey. My plans changed five times in 3 days. 30 year old me would not have handled the changes with any grace. In the past, I would get worked up or panic if things didn't happen the way I was expecting them to happen, I would cry over the thought that the world was ending. Plus, I definitely would have been stressed out more than ever about money.
I honestly couldn't be happier about turning 40. All the gray hairs I thought I had, turned out to be blonde. All my worries have turned out not to be necessary. I might have more wrinkles, but that's just because I am laughing and smiling all the time.
Most importantly, I realize I am not a tree, meant to be rooted in one place. I have two legs intended to travel the world and see as much as I can see. As far as I know, I have one chance in this life, and I am living!
We are off! Saturday, January 16th, a few days after I was planning originally, but this marks our new chapter's beginning. I have never been so scared yet so excited at the same time. It is like the same emotion, and it is very overwhelming. I have no idea what is to come, but I know that I have always had big dreams, and every day I am getting closer and closer to accomplishing them, living them, and making them come true. It is finally time... after eight years of preparing, I m finally ready to call the road my official home! Indefinitely!
The timing of the New Moon last week is no coincidence to me. It's a time for the new, and honestly, there isn't anything that could be more new than this adventure we are setting off on, even though we are a few days late in our takeoff. The manifestation of 1/11 has been accomplished.
It was not easy to get to this point. There is a big part of me that relies upon money that is owed to me to be able to set off on this adventure. The idea was to hit the road on January 6th, but I still haven't received what I thought I would get paid. I had expectations, and what I've learned over the past ten years I shouldn't expect. Sometimes things don't happen the way they are supposed to. Sometimes there are other plans in store. The travel plans for me hitting the road have changed so often, and honestly, they still are. Nothing is set in stone.
After having a near-death experience about 10 1/2 years ago, my perspective and priorities have changed. The way I live my life has changed. I am foraging a road ahead and living a life I've always dreamt about, on my terms. I support myself and @the.healinghounds with crafts I create, crystals that call out, and holding space to offer the healings I have studied.
Our journey is beginning in Arizona. We aren't moving there yet, but we will be out there for at least four months. Every year Tucson becomes the home to one of the world's largest gem shows. Although the main show only runs for a week, there usually are about 50 shows over six weeks that run from mid-January through February. The Covid Pandemic changed up the calendar a lot. Many shows have been canceled, including the Main Show, and some shows have been rescheduled for April. For my first time attending, I am excited about the new setup and how the shows are spread out over a few months. Being someone who thrives off of energy can be a bit of an energetic overwhelm surrounded by so many stones, crystals, and gems from far away places. The photos I've seen on the internet show huge cathedral wing amethyst towering over people as they photograph standing next to the pieces. When I attended the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in September, I kept finding myself so energetically charged that I had to step away. I needed a change of scenery brought back from the heavens I was soaring.
I am very excited to have so many people expressing to me that they are living vicariously through me, along with me on my travels. I decided it was finally time to start writing a blog more regularly. It is just the beginning. Where I stay, what I do, how I live are things I wish to share with others. Not everyone will live the lifestyle the same way, so it is exciting to follow other travelers, listen to their strengths and suggestions, and ultimately understand that I live for me. There is no right or wrong way to live, so hopefully, there won't be future judgments. I have always been a free spirit that doesn't listen to what other people tell me to do, and I have always found drive when people tell me I can't do something.
I hope you enjoy the journey that lies ahead. If you have any questions about living life on the road, I would love to hear them and share my opinions and experiences with you.
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