What Is Left

What Is Left

Personal Growth, Relationships, Travel
Yesterday, I cleaned out my RV and placed it for sale. In doing this, I have had to take what few belongings I have left and move them into my Mom's house. My next step will be reviewing what I have and trying to squish into two suitcaseswhat I want to take with me to Africa for the next two years. Fortunately, I have already given most of my worldly possessions to my kids. Anything extra with non-sentimental value has been donated. What I am left with is truly the distillation of what means the most to me, plus some stuff I need to live. Life Beyond As I was chatting with my friend last night, I was saying that this truly feels like a rebirth to me. I have…
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Never Enough Time

Never Enough Time

Personal Growth, Relationships, Travel
Since applying for the Peace Corps a mere 16 days ago, my life has taken a radical change in direction and I feel like I have no time left!  As anyone that knows me will attest, I truly believe that things happen for a reason and when it is the right time. When something is meant to be, it will flow, and when it isn't, there will be one delay after another. I have been wrestling with my next steps for over a year now.  Through it all, I always knew my time in Charleston was transient. I have made friends, found work, and embraced new loves. This place has given me the opportunity to work through my goals, mindsets, dreams, and sorrows. In some cases, it felt like a tortuous…
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Seeds of Potential

Seeds of Potential

Health, Ketosis Diet, Personal Growth, Top Posts, Travel
Seeds offer potential life. For me, it is personal growth and travel. I woke this morning and realized that one of my avocados was getting dangerously ripe. I just cut off a small portion of the top and ate straight from the rind. When I got to the pit, I pulled it out, washed it off, then placed it with the others I have sitting next to my sink. I already have planted one, and there are only so many that you can realistically grow at any given point, so I just collect them. It suddenly struck me - I can't throw them away! (more…)
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19 Months and A New Life

19 Months and A New Life

Health, Ketosis Diet, Personal Growth, Relationships, Top Posts, Travel
I finished my journal last night. It is the journal I have been working from since February of 2017. In these 19 months, I have created a new life. The very first entry was affirmations that I created after reading The Miraculous Morning by Hal Elrod. This post is not about that book, but it is a great read, and it inspired me to accomplish a number of things that I have in the past year and a half. Here are the affirmations that I wrote on Feb 6, 2017: I want to live a lifestyle that allows me the opportunity to secure wealth and stability. I want to own land and property for both investment and wealth-building. I want to be healthy and slim to maximize my quality of…
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Ancient Live Oak Trees – Appreciating Charleston

Ancient Live Oak Trees – Appreciating Charleston

Personal Growth, Relationships, Travel
As I drive to work at Kiawah Island every day, I pass through Johns Island. All along the nearly hour-long commute, I pass through these majestic Live Oak trees. https://youtu.be/uB2up7LM5XM All throughout Charleston, you will see Live Oak trees. Many cities around here have restrictions about cutting them down, so over time, you will find the lovely tree-lined roads. This is particularly evident in areas like West Ashley, James Island, and Johns Island. It is one of the features that I appreciate most about living in the Lowcountry.  https://countdowntofreedom.blog/amazing-grocery-stores-appreciating-charleston/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/wannamaker-state-park-appreciating-charleston/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/saying-goodbye-to-charleston/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/moving-day-to-charleston/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/never-enough-time/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/peace-corps-prep/ https://countdowntofreedom.blog/19-months-and-a-new-life/
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