Almost leaving

Saying goodbye is like hugging a cactus.

I am flying over to Dublin today to begin cycling/living. I am terrified and exhilarated. I am having lots of quiet talks with my girlfriend Leslie. I greatly admire her for gracefully walking the balance between missing me and wishing me well.

I have found that life is full of goodbyes. When they hurt, I am fortunate, and count my blessings.

This is my time to do this. This year, this moment. There is no waiting for a better time. There is no waiting for a better me.

My friend Sage another cyclist sent me this; She said “You are doing this.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

This “almost gone” stuff is so hard.

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