Sunday, August 7, 2011

Go, Already

When I was a child, we went on vacation to a tiny lake in New Hampshire every summer. Our whole family was so excited about going that we sometimes left home the day before we were to occupy our lakeside cabin, drove the few hundred miles from New Jersey to New Hampshire, and stayed in a nearby motel, just to start the vacation a day sooner. Then on the other end, we were so excited about getting home that we would vacate our cabin and drive home a day early, too.

Now that I have only five days left till I depart for Indiana, all I want to do is GO. I've said so many poignant bittersweet farewells: to philosophy department friends, writing friends, church friends, neighbor friends. I've crammed in every last little bit of Boulder summer fun. Now I'm ready to load up and GO! But I can't leave until I have two more farewell get-togethers, and until I help Gregory move into his new apartment on Thursday. Then I'll load myself (and my books and my clothes and one stuffed animal) into my car and start the eighteen-hour drive to my new life.

I am going to come back in a year renewed physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. I am going to come back from this intermission ready to begin Act Three of my life, that stunning finale when all will be revealed, and everything will come right. I'm ready for this RIGHT NOW.

But first I have to get through the next five days.


  1. Have I ever mentioned that I enjoy reading your blog? A lot. Thanks.

  2. Claudia, I can't believe it's only five days away. I hope it's a fabulous experience for you. You've been a wonderful mentor to me, and I wish you all the best.


  3. Denece, you are such a sweetie!
    Ceil, thanks for the good wishes - keep me posted about your books that I love so much.