Our time in Destin is coming to an end. It’s only the second place on our journey where I feel I made friends and I’m sad to leave them. There’s a group of 16-20 people who play tennis a few miles from us and they have been so kind to include me and it’s meant a lot. I’m already hoping to come back next year and stay even longer…or get here earlier.
I feel like I’ve grown as a person during our time in Destin. I know, it has only been a month, but you can fit a lot of living in a month! I’ve made it through the worst of the vertigo scare – although I still need to get checked out by an ENT as my right ear hurts and I’m still experiencing some dizziness.
I’ve done a TON of work on my new blog and reached out to quite a few people in the RVing arena to get that started. I had a ball in Tampa at the RV show. I’ve taught myself Instagram (with a little help from my kids) and have consciously been striving to be grateful, fearless and intentional. I’ve tried several new churches and have gotten out of my comfort zone several times in reaching out to others, including bringing donuts to my super annoying neighbors! (Maybe one of my three words should have been attitude!) 😊
I think this month I’ve been able to let go of “my” plans and be more open to what God might be saying. In other words, I’m still working on the “being” but I feel my death grip is at least loosening on doing things “my way” so we will call that progress.
I’ve been encouraged by my husband, my kids, my sisters and friends back home on days where I felt a little sad or frustrated. I feel like we’ve had a plan for the past two months, but, after Habitat in February, I’m not sure what’s coming next.
My daughter Marta and I want to check out Seattle together before her planned move there in March. Our oldest son is getting married in April but there are definitely some gaps, so we will see what happens.
For now, I’m just trying to take things one day at a time…