Well, it looks like everything is completed on my RV, and I’ll be headed out this morning. The mechanic called yesterday and I have a new muffler, leaf springs and shocks. I’m amazed at how much better the ride is now. My mechanic Dana is amazing!
My wonderful neighbors helped me get the kayak off the roof of the RV and put on a new cover which was sun and wind damaged. It looks great and fits perfectly. My neighbor Marvin “improved” a wooden wine glass rack that I found in a thrift store a couple of years ago. It’s very cute and functional.
Now I’m doing what I always do before I leave home – go through the “obsessive-compulsive dance” to make sure everything is “perfect” before I leave home. Did I pack everything? Is everything turned off? Did I take out all the trash? I know part of this is the residual effect of a depressive period in my life many years ago. I actually had panic attacks that almost labeled me with agoraphobia. Many years ago, my life was very small and it was torture to leave the safety of home. Now I understand the anxiety and once I’m “on the road” I’m fine. Leaving is still difficult.
So now that I’ve barred my soul, please visit often and share my summer sojourn. (Comments and encouragement would be nice.) Seriously, please keep me in your prayers and thoughts (or whatever Spirit moves you).
It would also be interesting (you can privately e-mail me in the contact area in the blog header) to know about anyone’s struggle with anxiety or depression. For several years I “beat myself up” thinking that I was a “weak” person.
The journey begins…