As some of you may have noticed, I’ve experienced a few life changes since last August. There were ups and downs, good and bad. From where I was sitting, I encountered some of the most significant life changes of my entire existence. Along the way, there was some emotional strife, and folks got caught up in the crossfire.
In hindsight, there were a few things I should have handled differently, but we live and learn. You know?
As a result, however, I lost a few acquaintances and a few friends along the front range area. In a word, opinions were formed and judgements passed. Some of them were fair. Some of them weren’t. Only a couple people will ever have the whole story, but that never seems to stop folks… doesn’t even slow them down.
Regardless, the net result was the same.
Along the way, though, I found myself at the heart of an existential crucible of sorts. In that fire, I burned away layer upon layer of detritus and offal that had built up in my life over almost half a century. I dragged out of the darkness—kicking and screaming—a handful of old ghosts that have troubled my life when I least needed them. In that crucible, I was able to o sort out some very old and very deep personal baggage that truly needed to go.
So, why am I telling you all this?
The answer is simple: I’m MOVING… going on the adventure of a lifetime.
I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life, and until I started driving the truck for WordFire Press, I had never really done any travelling. Those two years on the road helped awaken something inside me. So, the plan now is to sell the house I’ve been in for twenty-something years, sell just about everything I own—all the dead weight—and move to Charlotte, North Carolina where someone very special to me lives.
There’s going to be a huge yard sale in June, then I’ll be putting the house on the market, and by early August, hopefully, I’ll be on the road with what few possessions are actually important to me.
For the people who care, I find myself in the midst of the happiest circumstances I’ve ever known. I really have never been happier in all my forty-nine years, and, frankly, I want more.
Eight years ago, I said goodbye to corporate America, because I couldn’t live that life anymore. I took up writing and have made good progress in that endeavor. In my professional life, I haven’t made much money, but I’ve been satisfied with the work. And since January 1st of this year, my personal life has enjoyed the most sublime and fulfilling experiences of my existence.
In a nutshell, I’ve met me my match, and I fully intend to explore every nuance, experience, and possibility imaginable. There may be those who might condemn me for it, but I can say in all honesty and without hesitation, that nothing will prevent me from pursuing this new reality. Happiness, true, deep, meaningful happiness is possible, and it looks like I may get to spend the rest of my life enjoying it.
I’ll let everyone know when the yard sale is, and for my close friends, there will be some great deals on furniture, shelves, and other household items that you may want to take an early shot it.
So, there it is.
I’m going on the greatest adventure I’ve ever known, and nothing can stop me.
It is my hope that the people who know me will understand how important this is to me and delight in the fact that for the first time in my life, I’m truly and deeply happy. And if you don’t like it, well, you know where you can stick that. At this point, I make no apologies.
I also want to encourage the folks along the front range whom I know to check in and say adios. You’ve got till August sometime, and it would be great to see you or at least talk to you before I’m history.
Peace, and soon to be out.