I am on part 2 of my morning. I woke up with a nasty headache and I am not ashamed to say I was in bed until almost 10am. I did wake up and do some meditation which promptly put me to sleep. Yesterday was a weird day so I totally blew doing my blog. I think maybe traveling tired me out more than I thought. But here we are.
Credit Unions. The not best thing that happened Tuesday is someone got a hold of my debit card and made two unauthorized purchases at some store called the "Dollar General". WTF?? I have never even heard of it, let alone shopped there. And, I was traveling on Tuesday. But, because I check my bank account daily, I saw the pending charges and called the credit union and promptly blocked my card. Now I just need to fill out a form online to dispute the charges for a credit back to my account. Super easy! Nobody's getting my hard-earned money for free.
Driving. I love driving. Obviously, since that is my sole occupation right now. The drive from Missoula to home on Tuesday took me a little over 9 hours. And, I stopped as often as I wanted, including about 30 minutes at the famed "50000 Silver $ Bar". I came back with a six-pack of random beer from Montana, including a bottle of "Pig's Ass Porter". Go figure. And, six hours or so later, it was a beautiful sight to behold Mt. Hood rising up above the river as I entered into the Columbia Gorge after a dry, hot, dusty ride through the Tri-Cities area. What a gorgeous day for a drive.
Houseboat. I get to housesit on my friends' houseboat starting on Sunday, for a few weeks, while they are in Turkey! It will be kind of like a mini-vacation for me. Are you kidding? I jumped at the chance to stay and water their plants and be on the river. Their place is just South of the Sellwood bridge and Sellwood is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Looking forward to getting some more serious writing done.
Travel. It always surprises me how every trip changes me it some way or another. It shouldn't surprise me, but it does. I came back from this road trip with a longing for open spaces and to be more in nature. I intend to make getting outside and out of the city to be more of a priority for me, even if on my own. Time to get the gear and make it happen.
I am so very grateful for all the journey and adventures I have had this last year. I love going to new places and exploring, but it's not just that. These places and people feed my soul. That deep reservoir gets filled every time I take an adventure. I'm not entirely sure how or why it works that way, but it just does. So if you've been longing to go somewhere, start making plans and do it! It will be the best decision of your life.