It’s Tuesday morning 6:00 AM. Freshly showered I am in my robe and wrapped in a blanket on our second floor patio. The wind rustles gently through the leaves and I can see the glow of the sun rising to the east. Coffee in hand and my laptop sharing a spot with a purring Lucky the cat, it is the perfect start to my day. I am a person who has thought a lot about quality of life, about how to get the most out of my moments. One thing I have been clear on for some time is that THIS is how I choose to spend my mornings, everyday, all year round.
If you are unfamiliar with my path to this point, after 27 years in northern Canada, I moved to Arizona for 7 years before my most recent adventure to Ohio to be with my fabulous husband. When I moved, I moved with a two year plan. The two year plan was that we find a “how” and a “where” for our next destination – a home in the sun and the warmth and the trees. Sigh.
It is so interesting for me because I can describe it to a tee. I will know it when I see it, the deck in the trees, the wide expanses of windows, the friendly neighborhood with more trees than it has grass to mow, more like a cabin at the lake than a home in suburbs. I will know it when I see it and the countdown has begun. I can actually feel the momentum as I move into the spring and summer which marks the end of my last winter in Cleveland.
I do not know exactly where this new place is, nor am I clear how it will happen, I only know, it is time to begin the search and I know when it is complete, I will be home. Do you know this place I am speaking of? Warm, sunny, green, with community? Is it wine country? Ashville? Austin? If you have any thoughts on this I invite you to share your thoughts with me in the comments below.
In the meantime, Lucky and I will enjoy warming in the sun as we ease into the gentle embrace of the coming summer.