Hi there, friends.


Goodbye, big skies of Arizona. We’ve admired you for a decade.
We are trading skies for the abundant water found in Virginia.
For rolling hills and a few acres of our own.
We sold our home, and I am carrying out my teaching contract until May. Jim and I will live in this motor home for several months. We found a spot that overlooks the Sedona Red Rocks at the edge of an RV park. We will cross the country in this beast.
My daughter, granddaughter Milly, and Ruby are coming, too! Seems we all need a change.

Oh, it all sounds easy, doesn’t it? “Let’s pretend we are starting out in life instead of ending up.” Can you name the quote from what 90s film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman? We have internalized this quote.

Life changes are exciting but simultaneously painful and nerve-wracking, as well. Selling one’s stuff. Dismantling a home in search of another. Has it really been August since I’ve posted? I look forward to finding our home in Virginia and beginning a new job at a new school. Once the dust settles, I do hope to post and complete novel 3. Thank you for your patience. I wish you well!

Bored. Time to change it up!

Let’s do this!

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    1. Thank you, kindly. I appreciate you. We share the nomadic spirit of adventure. It helps as Jim and I have sensed some people think we are nuts for doing this. The cool aspect is the attitude from my grown children who are nonplussed. “Of course she’s moving across the country at her age when she already has a perfectly fine home and good job!”

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    1. Hi Don! I believe it is good to step away from a project for a bit to gain a new perspective the next time one reads it. Objectivity is lost when too close. Anyway, that’s what I’m telling myself for ignoring the project. I do better focusing on one important thing at a time.

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  1. I think you are courageous to do this, but then I would never have expected any less from someone like you, dear Cindy. We will all still be here, when the dust settles on your travels.
    Best wishes as always, Pete. x

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  2. All these wonderful well-wishes for you from around the internet, I don’t know what to say. But I think it’s wonderful that you are re-doing your life with these exciting new experiences and I do wish you well in all your endeavors!!

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  3. I’m a wee bit jealous of your journey across the USA, can’t wait to see the pictures! I have a friend who lives in Lexington so have been all over it on google earth, a lovely place to land by the looks of it. What a great adventure for you and having your family with you is the best!

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  4. Wow! You go, girl. My dear neighbor has done the same thing. They sold their lovely home and have taken off in a big RV to see the country. They don’t know when they’ll settle down again. Best to you, Cindy. Stay in touch.


  5. How exciting, I’m really happy for you. I’ve travelled so much in my business years and lived in so many houses that for me just staying in one place in retirement is a pleasant change. πŸ™‚ We stayed in one of those giant road beasts in California when our daughter was graduating from college there. Big enough to be comfortable.

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  6. Oh wow, big changes for you! That’s exciting! I don’t know how I missed this significant post! Moving is always such a bittersweet thing, and I think it’s 50/50 on the bitter and the sweet. I can’t imagine what my mom and dad went through when they up and moved from England to bring us all to the States back in the 90s — giving up everything they had known in the rural countryside of England to move to El Paso Texas!

    I wish you and yours the best of luck and health in the process and going forward — Virginia is a beautiful spot to relocate to. Love the Blue Ridge Mountains. So many good memories out there.


      1. Sadly I have not yet had the chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch’s nasty turn but I plan to soon, albeit slightly reluctantly.


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