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Currently: On a Slow Traveling Road Trip Back to Florida

White picket fence backyard in Florida overlooking the ocean with trees
If you're reading this, then I am currently on a slow traveling road trip back to Florida!  That's right, we're on the road again and heading home sweet home to our Florida living lifestyle.  I'm stoked!

I'm most likely sitting in the backseat with Honey Bear the dog, with very little foot room, and plenty of snacks to munch on, probably listening to music to tune out the long drive.  When I'm not staring out the windows at the vast wilderness of cliffs and crevasses, it's possible I'm doodling notes or reading a book on my Kindle e-reader.  Anything to contain the excitement and make the time go by.

This isn't one of those long, lingering road trips where we take a leisure stroll down back roads with scenic highways.  No, we're on a mission to get home.  As soon as we get back, there's work to be done. I'll have the most important people in the world waiting for me and I think you can take a pretty good guess who they are.  My kiddos!

All summer long, I've been buying Chloe's school clothes and school supplies.  Yes, she's grown up, but I like to do whatever I can to help so I can't wait to get back and give her stuff and see her cute little face as she opens them.  She's older now, wiser, but her essence is still the same.

Then there's my darling Veronica, V as we affectionately call her, and Baby Lily.  I haven't seen her in a year and when I get back it will be my first time meeting Lillian outside Veronica's pregnancy.  It's a long story and I promise, at a better time, I will explain.  For now, I'm just enjoying the thought of giving my beautiful daughter a big hug and holding almost one-year-old Lily for the very first time! 

The weekend after I get back, my oldest daughter Angel is coming for a visit with her two stepsons and husband-to-be!  I get to see her with her big, round pregnant belly full of Baby Genevieve.  She should be right at nine months when I see her.  

I guess it's safe to say I've been missing everyone in Florida like crazy!  I've never been away from them alone for this long so it's taken some getting used to.  I think in the end it was really good for me though.

Speaking of seeing my daughters, I plan on updating the profiles that I did for them, as they are definitely outdated.  Chloe was only fourteen I think when I wrote that!  The pictures are outdated too.  I'm going to work on that when I settle in at home.

It will be nice to highlight the lovely, young women they have become compared to the young teenage girls they once were.  Such a difference in such a few short years!  My babies are having babies, getting married, growing up.

Writing this blog post is making me feel nostalgic but I guess that's a good thing.  Being on the road is a good time to think about things, ponder the things of the past.  It gives me something to do as I look out the window, homeward bound.
A Florida paradise with a safe harbor for boating, palm trees, and the ocean blue

Currently: On a Slow Traveling Road Trip Back to Florida

As I slow travel back to Florida, I feel myself bursting with excitement for this next chapter of my life.  There's a layer of uncertainty that I've left behind in New England.  I took my Rhode Island summer vacation with a mission and I am coming back a changed person.  That's more than I ever could have hoped for!

With that being said, I am ready to get back home and pick up where I left off, with a better vision for the future.  I feel renewed in my purpose and strong in my well-being.  Sometimes, we need to leave a situation behind, to gain a clearer perspective on what we are gaining.

Since this is only the beginning of our road trip, we still have a long ways to go.  I'll be enduring 12-hour days on the road, as I watch the trees pass me by.  I know that when we finally hit the Georgia/Florida county line, that's when it'll dawn on me that my new life is just beginning to unfold.

I'll know that I'm that much closer to my tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida.  I always thought that where I long to be is in the mountains, nestled away in a cabin somewhere.  For now, I'm content and happy to spend beachside Christmases in Santa hats doing postcard-perfect beach living photoshoots.

Someday, when it's time, I'll have my cabin too, and dreaming about that helps me to get through this trip.  I'm very lucky, blessed, and fortunate to have a home and a great family, and a pretty awesome life.  Those are the things I'm thinking about right now, as I hold onto my last big breath before pulling into my driveway.

I'm probably even thinking about my virtual home sweet home online with this blog.  I plan on giving my new, updated blog theme a name because reasons, I like to name things.  It's just what I do.

I'm dreaming of it because it's my first gathering of twigs to the manifestation of my dream house with fairy lights.  It's like that Rolling Stones song, you can't always get what you want (yet) but you always get what you need.

I found my online home and it's warm and cozy, perfect for cabin living.  So, you see, I'm thinking about home a lot on this trip and what it means to me.  Home is where the heart is!
A white picket fence overlooking the bay on the Golden Coast of Florida

Currently: Homeward Bound to My Tiny, Seaside Fishing Village in Florida

  • Listening to If I Had Eyes by Jack Johnson because even though he lives in Hawaii, he totally reminds me of the beach, palm trees, coconut water, and Florida.
  • I'm currently randomly watching Gilmore Girls from season two.  I always start at season one, so I wanted to jump into the middle of my rewatch this time.  Gilmore Girls is like my comfort food for transitional periods of my life.
  • Currently reading The Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein.  I hate to admit it, but I needed this book!  I'm more judgemental than I thought.
  • Thinking about warm comfort vegan foods for fall.  Dreaming up a vegan baked potato recipe!
  • Feeling totally uncomfortable in the backseat with very little foot room
  • Wishing I was already back in Florida and that this road trip was over.  Just being honest!
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