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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Marti's Musings: "Gutsy"

IF you read Paul's post the other day, he mentioned we met another couple at the campground over the weekend, who upon hearing of our FT-ing plans, said "that's a pretty gutsy move". 

Funny, I don't feel 'gutsy'.  Rather, I feel pretty wimpy.  Downright scared, on more than one occasion.  We are making progress on the house.  Events in our jobs, have clearly shown us that our time frame for next summer, if not earlier, is pretty solid.  

Yet, a day like today - a simple right to vote - how is that accomplished when full-timing?  Go to the designated 'home state' to vote? Finding a new doctor, unless we are willing to come back here for annual exams, ugh - what a pain.   Walking away from a beautiful, yet modest, home.  Yeah, I surely feel wimpy, having to find our way through big issues like that.

One year from now, God willing, this will be behind us.  We look forward to increased family time.  We know that we will be able to use commissaries, military campgrounds and more importantly, health care that is covered thanks to VA benefits.  Those are comfort items, we hold onto them. There is certainly no comparison to spending time with the kids/grandkids.  No comparison to being able to see our country, up close and personal, together - Paul and I.  We never have enough time to enjoy each other's company in our current lifestyle.   These are all reasons we push through our times of nerves.

Gutsy? Nah, blessed beyond measure; scared on many levels, but relying on faith to see us through the tough times ahead.  We know it won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

We surely appreciate the support we are getting from those already on the 'other side' (the other gutsy folks - ha ha!) - thanks for your insights, suggestions, and for plowing through the road ahead of us.   ~Marti


  1. Hi Marti. Good to hear from you. The voting issue. John and I register to vote where we are campground hosting. Hopefully that will not be challenged. Voting is an issue. But you can always vote by absentee or early ballot, right?

  2. hang in there! will all fall into place when the time is right!