Well, for a modified adventure …
But definitely for a long road trip and a change of pace, and a chance to see family, and a chance to get some writing done, to finish a book, maybe two.
I left my job two weeks ago to spend four months in Nashville. My entire family will soon be living there, and this is my chance to hang with them (living on the West Coast for 20+ years, I’ve gotten used to seeing them once a year, twice, tops). It’s also my chance to focus on my writing dream, what I hope to become my career.
And it starts with a road trip. California to Arizona to New Mexico … Texas to Oklahoma to Arkansas, until finally reaching Tennessee, my homestate.
Being on the road is like visiting a cathedral for me. Tranquil. Contemplative. Peace-inspiring. The windows down, music pumped, alone with my thoughts, my prayers, my imagination. It’s always been solace to me.
I’m excited for the adventure, the chance to experience … but I’m sad. Though four months will pass in a blink, I’m still separating from friends, our homeless ministry, and an amazing girlfriend. But I remind myself that this is an opportunity God is giving me. And I’m taking it.
For your part: join me in the adventure. I’ll be blogging weekly, as well as posting updates and pictures. Follow me on my website and Instagram. And, please, sign up for the mailing list, as I’ll be sending articles, newsletters, and excerpts from upcoming books.
It’s an exciting time, though one not without worry and uncertainty. But living in the uncertainty strengthens us, keeps us from growing stale and complacent. And I welcome it.