Welcome to 2022, where we are speaking love and light and joy and all good things into existence.
I hope you all had a wonderful New Years and are looking forward to what this year has in store. We had a pretty special NYE because it was our one year anniversary (which included some AMAZING Italian food and wine). We even thought about staying out (later than 9 which is when we really got home), but the food was too good and we were much to full to not go home and put on pajamas. Anyway, needless to say we had a good time, reflected on the last year, and now get to start another one together!
We left Virginia yesterday to start our trip West. We are currently at my parents until Thursday so that we can unpack the car, do laundry, repack our suitcases, repack the car, and then head out again! We hope to be in Arizona next Monday, San Diego the following Sunday, and the Ensenada, Mexico the Thursday after that! 2022 has started off with quite a bit of traveling on our part.
We are so excited for this trip, especially me. I haven’t been to the West Coast yet, so this trip is going to be SO fun. We are also hoping to see some friends and family throughout the trip, and we even have a wedding to go to, so we will have a lot to do. We’ve been practicing our Spanish every day in hopes that once we’re in MX we will be a bit better at conversational Spanish and will be able to navigate the language better. We aren’t staying in a huge touristy area compared to most places, so we’re hoping this will help make our experience even better.
After this trip, we will possibly be in Norfolk for a bit. We don’t actually have plans yet, and I think we are refraining from making any right now since all of the plans we’ve made in the last 3 months have been turned upside down. We’re playing it cool (and safe) and will cross that bridge (aka finding a place to live, moving, jobs, etc.) when we get to it.
One thing I’ve learned in the last year of dating Steve, and the last 6 months of being on the boat: Sometimes, you have to learn to not make plans. So, here we are, not making plans. I think it gives us both a little bit of anxiety, considering we both like to plan things out, even if it’s just tentatively. But sometimes, the uncertainty of the tentative plans makes it even worse! So, this time we’re just winging it. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to be winging it with anyone else. Steve, even if he is worried about something or doesn’t like how things are turning out or that our plans keep changing, he’s always consistent with me and Buoy and makes sure we know that things will work out just fine. We’re both that for each other, and that’s really how this on the road/boat life works out so well with us.
We are being very cautious with our travels, especially when it comes to the pandemic. With us both being fully vaccinated and having our boosters, we are on the top side of things, but you never know if you’ll be the outlier that comes into contact with someone, gets sick from going to the grocery store, whatever it may be. We are careful and make sure that we wear our masks and only go places we feel comfortable. However, this pandemic is still an issue, and it will continue to be until everyone that can gets their vaccines. I know this blog isn’t typically political, but the truth is, this virus isn’t. COVID is a global health issue that we are ALL suffering from. It should not matter what side of the political spectrum you are on when it comes to your own and others’ health and safety. We will not see the end of this pandemic until we ALL do what we can to contain it. So, please, do your part. I think we all would love to hug our families without worry of being carriers, or see our friends without staying 6 feet apart. We all want that freedom back, but first we must do our part.
I hope this New Year brings you love and joy.