My New Muse

Saturday, May 19, 2012

This has been an extremely challenging year, however when I look back on the past three, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity that I have been given. I got a job that not only provided free rent for a very nice home, but solid income that I desperately needed after being self-employed for over 5 years.

Even through my dad's illness & our care-giving efforts, we have remained grateful & gave time to evolve in our lives, love and spirituality. The only thing is that through taking care of everyone else around me, and internalizing the abandonment of my family through this emotional time, I have neglected me. I have added more weight to my over-stressed, inflamed body and even though I recognize these patterns and needs, I can't seem to nail down a healthy routine.

My job is extremely stressful & living on-site doesn't help. I am a property manager for a senior community, and still being {somewhat} young, my husband & I often feel trapped here. We have always owned a home with a nice, big backyard so we have had to face not only the downsizing trauma, but a forced shut-in as well.

I spent a few weeks desperately searching for a get-away - a retreat, a spa, hotel - somebody's backyard... ANYTHING to get us away from here. I was willing to pay anything to have it. The problem is that we have a large dog, so at first we were spending a lot of time at the beaches. Now I love the beach, but I can only take so much of noisy kids & worrying about the dog. Then we found a nice, sunny park but again, the other people & boundary issues made it uncomfortable. I prayed and prayed for a solution...

Then we found a motorhome that was a steal!

Now I am one who likes nice, new things - especially when I have to sleep and eat in them. But I started going on Pinterest to look at RV's and got really inspired by how other people have fixed up their old campers. The whole idea of "Glamping" was born, and I am really loving the freedom!!! I finally feel like I can escape on my weekends & have some time to think. We have been grilling healthy fish & veggies instead of junk food, and I can spend my days reading in the sun.

It's funny how God places the right thing in your path just at the right time. I never saw myself as a camping sort of person, but going into our third week of it, I can't think of another place I want to be :)

Happy Weekend!!!
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  • DEE797
    So glad you found a solution and are able to get away on the weekends. Awesome!
    3251 days ago
    Once you fix it up, I want to see pictures. Such memories of motor homing with my family. Enjoy the peace and relaxation!!
    3252 days ago
    Aww yay! I am so happy for you! Great solution.
    3252 days ago
    We had the same problem with our german shepherd. We talked about getting a camper or motorhome, but rented houses that allowed dogs instead. Sounds like this is working really well for you!
    3252 days ago
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