Here we are… one day from a long drive to Washington. Eight days from a long paddle to Alaska. Boy, a lot has happened in the past week and many times I’ve been asked, “Are you ready?” I think I’ve decided that “ready” is a relative term and irrelevant of the number of things you’ve accomplished or have yet to accomplish before a said deadline, you can be “ready”. That said, I’m not entirely ready. Not yet entirely mentally able to let go of the tasks and challenges I will be leaving behind. I can only hope I’ve taken the steps necessary to accept the things I cannot change, to find the integrity and personal character to change the things I can, and have the wisdom to know the difference.
I look forward to visiting with the wolves and whales and feeling closer to that incredible balance that nature fights for. In balance, I hope we can all find peace and quiet.