Driving with Confidence

Driving with Confidence

Having my own wheels is so important and the small rental is working out wonderfully well. I headed out to get the lay of the land, heading up to Howick with no plans in mind until I remembered that the Nelson Mandela Capture Site is there. Last time I was in South...
Rediscovering South Africa

Rediscovering South Africa

Wow, I’ve been here in South Africa for a week already! Time is flying by and I am making the best of it. Monday was an important day – I got our wheels! It’s a Ford Fiesta, the perfect size for Zoze, me and any bags we may have on our trips. I was a...
Getting in the Groove

Getting in the Groove

It’s taken a few days but I think I am well over jet lag, getting in the groove and starting to feel like I’m living a more or less normal life again. It is such a pleasure to not have to see or hear any American politics. Every once in a while, there will...
Landed!

Landed!

After a grueling trip, not just because it was so long, but because both legs were so full, I am ensconced in the guest casita at Mick’s in Ashburton, South Africa. As people get bigger and bigger, seats get smaller and smaller, with limited legroom in economy...
First Leg is the Hardest

First Leg is the Hardest

I think the first leg is the hardest! On this trip, it is one of the shortest but it was all that led up to it, that made it hard! Just three months ago, I made the definite decision to leavePort Ludlow and probably the U.S. as well. I swore I would NOT do another...
Three Days and Counting

Three Days and Counting

With just three days left here in the Pacific Northwest, and when scanning Jim and Mardelle’s downstairs apartment where I have been roosting since I left my house, I think I am going to meet my goal of walking out of this old life with one suitcase and a...
Homeless!

Homeless!

It’s Done! I am Officially Homeless! Yesterday, I handed over the all-important garage door opener remote, making the move out final. I am now officially homeless! My tenant is so excited about being in the house; his mother was there too, a very nice lady who...
Almost Packed Up and Ready to Go

Almost Packed Up and Ready to Go

It’s a long haul… clearing out the house completely; finding a home for my kitty boys; garage sale; tenant… It’s difficult to keep foucused on the prize – South Africa for Christmas and Belize in March – with so much upheaval...
Discarding Memories

Discarding Memories

  What Goes and What Goes in a Box I had no idea this would be so difficult and time consuming. I imagined myself breezing through the process and the next chapter of my life magically opening! But no… As I go through my stuff and go...
Keep on Trucking

Keep on Trucking

This is Really Hard   When I tell people what I am doing, I hear over and over, “That is so exciting,” “You are so brave.” And yes, that is probably true, but it is also very, very scary! I left home as a very¬†young woman, still in my...