This time last year I was ending a month long sojourn at a New Mexico hot springs park. Heading for south Texas to work as a golf course marshall, then Florida to work at the Strawberry Festival and on to reservationist in the Catskill mountains of New York.
None of it was planned.
In the summer months I helped my daughter and her family sell off, give away and pack up their remaining treasures in a move from Pennsylvania to Ohio where my youngest granddaughter is now attending college.
Late summer found me streaming across the interstates to California to a couple of RV parks where I have worked on and off since 2007 when I first started as a full time RVer and workamper.
No part of it was planned.
Opportunities and timing were just right for me to diversify my talents. So besides working as a reservationist/store clerk in a sweet little beach store, I have put my massage therapist training to good use by setting up a massage studio in the park. Repeat clients and park guests now avail themselves of affordable onsite massages.
I have also started writing a guide book about the Mendocino Coast.
None of this was ever planned. But it was on my mind for a very long time.
To do all this, I made a personal year long commitment to stay in one place. It is possibly the hardest thing I have ever decided to do since starting my nomad life.
The new year will show if I am up to the challenge.
2015 parting pics of life on the beach:
Happy, Happy, Happy New Year to all my dear family, friends, and followers. You are my heart.