“Someday sounds a lot like the things people say when they mean never.”
-Dolores Abernathy (Westworld)
Some people spend their whole lives living in a constant state of repetition. Wake up. Go to work. Come home. Cook. Clean. Take care of the kids. The house. The dog. Go to bed. Wake up. Lather Rinse Repeat. Over and over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, the day in and day out of life can gift us some pretty incredible moments and memories but too often we find ourselves slipping into routine ruts that unconsciously become traps we can’t escape and we swear that someday we’ll break free of the chains and follow our dreams.
As a single mom I always felt like had to play it safe. I had the career, the house, the hobbies, the routine. But I felt stuck and I knew that as soon as my daughter was off to college, I would make that my someday no matter what.
Four years ago I found a partner who didn’t just humor my desire to leave Florida but actually embraced it with me. He is, no doubt, the dare-to-follow-your dreams type and he found a way to make me feel secure in the insecurity of stepping outside the box. Together we scouted, we planned, we laid the groundwork and yesterday we started our adventure; two humans and three dogs moving from Tampa Florida to Evergreen Colorado in a new-to-us 27-foot Winnebago Minnie camper.
We aren’t moving for a job. In fact we have no idea what we’re going to do when we get there. Granted we (well he) owns a company in Florida so we’ll still be working from the road, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to what we may create. We leave behind amazing friends and family but there are others awaiting us at our destination, some known, some unknown.
The next three weeks will be an adventure. The only definitive is our destination but the rest we’re deciding as we go. This is our someday!