It’s the weekend! Unfortunately, it is going to be a scorcher! The Pacific Northwest is going to have record breaking heat through Monday, and in an area where most of us don’t have air conditioning! It is supposed to be 96 degrees here on Monday!
Still, I made it through my workweek and I’m glad to get a few days of a break, so that’s cause for celebration.
I’m hoping to get some home purging done, going through closets and drawers, and getting rid of things I don’t need. Let’s see how I do! I’m sure I’ll have to carry the fan around throughout the house as I go, and point it directly at me. I also want to give this blog some attention, and go through the photos from my trip!
Next week, our state is going to fully reopen. It’s been a long time coming, as we are one of only four states yet to reopen.
On my flight home on Sunday, I watched Nomadland, with Frances McDormand. First of all, she is an incredible actress. Second of all, even though the movie was hyped as super-depressing, I was inspired! I have been thinking an awful lot over the last year about my road trip and getting back on the road. I’ll admit that I plan to do it with quite a bit more of a safety net in terms of money but traveling around and seeing the country (and the world), has such an appeal for me! I’ve been focusing on saving money for my early retirement throughout COVID, and this just makes me want to buckle down and get there faster!
Life is short, and nothing is guaranteed, so we should do what we can to achieve our dreams. I always feel so grateful that my parents had 20 years of retirement to enjoy before my father died, but that was only because he retired at 53. What if he had waited until he was 65? If there is anything that I have learned, it is that I’m not working a day longer than I have to.
Happy Friday everybody!
COVID Words of Wisdom: “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ―