Friday, February 12, 2016

Where my Head is At!

So, no one told me it would be this hard. No one said a word about what my head would be doing! Could I have prepared myself any better if I had known?? Nope, I'm sure not!

I'm talking about the dreams, 
                    the butterflies, 

                                the daydreaming 
and the anxiousness. 

Ever since we made our conclusive decision to go full-time rv'ing and I set my retirement date
                                03/31/2016 04:00:00 PM  (on my timer)

things have gone on pretty much normally. Well, at least up until the last couple of months.

Mike and Sandy have just taken the plunge
Phannie and Mae

Yes, I have in a previous post already discussed the reaction of people we tell and maybe touched on how it hadn't yet felt real to me.

I've, well I should say, 'we've' been soaking up as much information from fellow full-time bloggers and friends (one and the same usually!)  about the how-to's and why-not's as well as paying close attention to the don't-do's for 2 years now and we are definitely wiser because of it. 
George and Suzie have helped us on this journey
Our Awesome Travels
Nina and Paul have some awesome ideas!

Mark and Emily are teaching us a lot too!

Still a lot of questions but if we knew everything what fun would it be? We will learn as we go, listening to advice and even heeding some all the way.


Now, with so much progressing towards our future goal, I'm finding that my dreams are bouncing all over the place! They are actually making more sense these days even though a dream is still a mixed up muddled memoir of months rolled into 2 or 3 hours.         

Who said sleep is peaceful?

Our heads are spinning with scenarios and I don't know why no one said to me 
I spend a lot of time daydreaming
"Be Prepared, Pat, the waiting is going to be the hardest part". 

I just wasn't listening? I feel like a little kid most days now, so excited and just can't wait for the good stuff! Kind of bouncing off walls, ya know?

Ha! Yes,
and the odd time bouncing....

 I have heard "don't wait, do it now", "if you can retire now, do it", "the market is good, sell now" and even "look at what fills your sticks and bricks house and realize it is just STUFF that you don't need".

My retirement date is a mere 31 working days away (yes, but who is countin'?) and now finally it has hit me that I won't need my alarm clock soon. 

(it is going to be called a "Destroy your alarm clock" partay!!)

I can step outside in the middle of a day and walk with the pooch as long as I want, spend time with Mom and my sisters if I want,
Mom and Clemson, yes both retired. :)
and I can sit and watch a movie in the early afternoon if I so choose.                       
               Me! My belly does flip flops when I think of that. 

But the countdown in my head is what I can't control. Mar. 31, Apr. 20, June 30, July 31 and so on and so on. The anxiousness of that last day of work and then the last day at the house and then the first day of is soooo close! 

This isn't a complaint, don't get me wrong. It is a total realization, confirmation, corroboration that my life is going in the right direction and I couldn't be more prepared for it!                            

                             B R I N G   I T   O N ! ! ! 

Every night before I go to bed, I calm myself down and take time to 'smell the flowers'.


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