Transitions are the passage or change from one state to another. Without transition everything would remain the same. Before the change (and often during it) there is chaos. Many people resist transition and find it a very hard time in life. Perhaps it is that chaos or the uncertainty that people find difficult. Perhaps it’s the fear of the unknown in what lies on the other side of that passage.
In the past 6 1/2 months I have gone through enough transitions to last a lifetime. I ended my work in the Air Force; sold my house; had a dog give birth to 9 puppies; moved into a 30 foot RV; my wife had a baby; and now have begun an odyssey journey that will take us up to Alaska, back through part of Canada, and then across the country exploring the many great sites. It has been enough chaos in my life and therefore my family’s lives and we are ready for the tranquility of the transition.
Here we are on the first stop of our travels - Antlers RV Resort on Shasta Lake in the Shasta National Forest. More greenery, water and mountains than we have seen at our starting point of Travis Air Force Base. People in campgrounds are always more relaxed than elsewhere and we’re ready for that pace of life. Several weeks ago, it was decided that three dogs would be too much to handle on the travels and so we found a new home for two and now only have TJ, our golden retriever. So begins our journey - two adults, one 10 year old girl, a 4 1/2 month old baby girl, and a dog! It’s not about the destination, but the journey. Enjoy the ride!