Good morning everyone-I hope you all had a great Christmas. Saturday marks one year since I moved into my apt. Jan 2017 started a new life for me. Mom had passed away in September and those last 3.5 months of 2016 are ones I am glad I don't have to live over. This apt has been a blessing for me. It has been quiet and in a safe neighborhood. It has given me time to decide what to do next.
I have been wanting to travel more and needed to downsize so I could do that. So 2017 I have downsized and got rid of a LOT of stuff. I will not have storage and will only have what fits in my vehicle and my new home. A 14' travel trailer. I have the majority of my vehicle packed. I will be leaving here on Friday. I have a little move out cleaning to do yet which I will be doing in the next few days. One last load of laundry to do.
While I don't have a specific itinerary mapped out I will be spending the colder months around the south. I have much to learn in my new adventures. I have always been a planner but in this new life I will have to learn to take each day as it comes.
I plan to start heading more north in the Spring but after the snow is gone. I would like to go north as far as Maine and then head across to visit Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon. Washington, etc. and next winter end up in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. I want to meet several rainers in my travels.
Due to trouble with sciatica problems and just getting used to pulling a travel trailer on the roads I plan on driving 99% of the time only 3-4 hours per day and finding places to visit and to park along the way. Most likely I won't drive everyday and give the body a rest in between sitting so I am not in misery.
By doing so I can visit different areas along whatever route I choose. Just living in the moment fully immersing myself in the adventures whatever they may be. Living and learning along the way. I have prepared as much as I can for now.
This will be my last post of 2017. I will have WIFI til Thursday and then when I am on the road I will buy a mobile hotspot but that will be iffy. There is a lot of the U.S. to see so I will be a lot less connected. I do have a pay as you go smart phone in the event of troubles along the way.
So 2018 will be full of adventure, learning and experiencing new things along the way. I want to thank everyone for their support and love on this amazing platform. Jan 1 2009 I started on AR and it opened a whole new world to me and now on January 1 2018 a whole new world will open up to me again. The last few days of 2017 will be spent moving out of the apt and moving in and organizing my new space.
A place that has everything I need but because of it being SMALL it will force me to be more organized and spend more time in the out of doors enjoying nature, learn new ways of doing the everyday stuff and experiencing a whole new way of life.
2018 here I come. I will share along the way as I am able. Sincerely your friend Sharon Lee
The picture above is not my exact trailer as my thumb drive with the picture is packed already it looks pretty close to mine. I had to change directions from what I thought I was going to have earlier in the year. Less space but doable.