Florida

Washington to Florida…again in 2017!

In 2016 when we started our RV adventure we left Washington with a goal to get to Florida (actually the Florida Keys) by the end of the year and we did…just not all the travel happened in our RV. And here we are again finding ourselves in Florida…again not in our RV. But, hey…our goal is to experience the serendipity of life and travel…and it is all good…regardless of the how, why, and when…sometimes even the where.

If this year has taught us anything…and it has taught us a lot…it is this…

Love matters.
People matter.
The rest is just stuff.
Stuff does not matter.

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Enjoying spending time with family, friends, and the Atlantic Ocean!

Wabi-Sabi

“…wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in earthiness, of revering authenticity above all.” ~Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Or perhaps simply stated in context of our current adventures, abandoning “perfect” and abandoning expectations of perfect.

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When you buy a used RV, you do abandon the idea of perfect, as time and use cause things to be less than perfect. Parts need to be replace or will need to be replace. Of course, this would be true of a new RV, just hopefully not right away.

My husband and I have looked at each other and said, “wabi-sabi” many times in the last month. First for our downsizing and packing of things going into our storage unit, then in relationship to cleaning the house we had been renting. Things are not perfect, but they are completed to the best of our ability.

In recent days “wabi-sabi” has been used in regards to “Wings” and life in general. Our Shasta has parts that are far from perfect, some need to be repaired or replaced and others we are just finding beauty in the imperfection. The beauty in the accepting of things you cannot change…the weather, the mud being tracked into your cute little trailer, and the Internet not working well.

Our plans are also in a state of “wabi-sabi”…you know “best laid plans”…things come up, change, or are in another way imperfect. Serendipity happens. There is a comforting knowing that when “wabi-sabi” meets Serendipity life is good, although not how you planned and far from perfect. There can be (and often is) beauty in life’s cracks and imperfections!