Our summer plans are confirmed - we're heading back north comes June, spending the summer on Fire Island (!!). It's literally a dream come true.
While we're still knee-deep in our projects and daily life out here in Texas, our brains have already begun spinning with thoughts, ideas, and a lot of questions over the possibilities and challenges that are going to come up in preparation for and during this next chapter.
There's going to be a lot of external and internal work to be done - which is both exciting and exhausting at the same time. So much work, for such a short period of time! Fire Island is a seasonal community, so our time there will be very limited: we'll only be out there for three and a half months. And then? We'll see what the universe will send our way next. Suddenly, I find myself wondering (momentarily, for the most part): is it all worth it?
Not having a permanent place of residence is challenging, in many ways. While I've fantasized about being a nomad for many years, the reality of it has presented some unexpected obstacles - practical and mental. On the other hand, I'm not ready to say yet where is it that I'd like to settle down and put roots in next.
Holding this contrast, the journey continues. I'm allowing myself to dream big for this summer with the ideas I have on how I'd like to spend my time out there, what I'd like to create in that environment, and how I'd like to show up there - for myself and for the people around me. And really, when I dust off the mundane tasks of everyday life, those are the questions that I'd like to keep at the front of my mind - so how lucky am I to be able to actively focus on them so regularly these days??