How Did I Get Here

So what lead to this decision — how did I get to a place where I opted to cash in my chips and take a huge leap of faith?  The short version of the long backstory of my life is that like many people, responsibility and an ever-present To Do List came first, and all those “someday” plans waited in the wings. A few years ago, I lost a very dear friend, and I haven’t been the same. Like Mike’s death many years ago, Gerald’s passing forever changed me, and I recommitted myself to really living. We all have those buckets lists, whether just in our heads or actually written down, full of all these things that we want to do “someday”. And then the days, weeks, months, and years pass, and we wonder where the time went, dusting off those lists and wondering “if only” and “what if”. So I had to ask myself, “What are you waiting for?”  And I decided to stop waiting on the really important things that were on the rest of my list.

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My Local Getaway

This is a test post with Christine’s help.  Images from Cannon Beach, Oregon used to figure out options for posting images.  Whee!

This is one of my favorite places on the planet.  Four hours from Seattle, but a world away.  I leave a part of my heart there when I leave, and reunite with it when I return.  Few places have the same effect on me, and I know that I will always return to this place.