I'm in San Bruno, CA. Sitting outside of the motel. It is nice to be outside without several layers of clothing on, and no jacket! I am relishing the lovely morning.
Today Ben and I are going to Monterey. I have one more night until I fly out tomorrow evening for Palm Springs, so of course, more adventuring is in order. I was very disappointed because I wanted to sleep the day away, but, I was awake at 6am. So, down I came for some coffee and early morning writing.
I don't feel sad to be back in the States. Although, spending the afternoon at the airport in Boston made me kind of sad. I don't like that airport, it was a long travel day, and I had to see Patriots crap EVERYWHERE! Gross. I was up for about 24 hours yesterday, though I did nap for a few hours on the way from Boston to SFO. I need to figure out how to shorten the journey to Shannon for the next trip. Two seven hour flights with an almost four-hour layover in between is not that much fun. But, it's over, and I did it.
There's so much depth to what I experienced in Ireland, I don't think I even know all of it yet. But, my soul has found its' home. That doesn't mean I'm moving there, but it's the place I love. And so I carry all the experiences deep within the marrow of my very being, and it's changed me. Only for the better, as travel will, if you let it.
Tomorrow when I go to Palm Springs I'm going to see what interesting things I can find there. I can spend 2 1/2 weeks just kicking it at the house, or, I can do more solo adventuring. Which do you think I'll choose? I met a life coach on the flight from Shannon to Boston yesterday, and he was very impressed at all the things I was interested in. He told me I should take a bow, for being so clear about the things I love and also for taking a solo journey for a month. I guess I don't think of it as brave. I think of it as my soul calling to me and I listened. My desire to go overcame my fear, and in the end, I was rewarded with a rich repository of experience I will draw on for the rest of my life! For now, I am thankful to be in warmer weather.