Well the last piece of junk is dealt with, the last item that I want to keep is either in my storage POD or with me, I’m through airport security, and have made my way to the United Airlines International First Class Lounge. This blog post is coming to you live from LAX so that I means the Radical Sabbatical is officially underway!
There’s no more planning, no more fretting, no more decisions to make. It was a melancholy day. My next door neighbors invited me over to their house for breakfast. During that visit, we had the bright idea that our houses are so close that I could probably pick up their wireless network. That would give me Internet access and would reconnect me with the world. It worked! It was after I logged on and had all the birthday greetings that I actually remembered it was my birthday! I promptly forgot that little detail for the rest of the day.
I had lunch with another neighbor and spent the rest of the day doing laundry and odds and ends stuff; the day went really, really fast. I spent an inordinate amount of time just staring at the house in all its emptiness and lonliness. It was a cloudy, gray winter day too. It seemed fitting that is the way it would look as I got in my car and just drove off. No looking back, no lamenting, no trepidation. I’m willing myselft to be over that.
I just experienced the end of an incredibly important era in my life. It took me a year and 1 month to make it happen. But I did it and WORLD…here I come.