What went well

Scary as it was, leaving my career really brightened up my life.
The process and logistics of downsizing my possessions was difficult but it was accomplished and it was worth every bit of the effort. I never realized what a burden things could be.
Reducing my bills is mostly completed.
Selling my house. This was stressful but finally came together on Halloween.
Plumbing repairs completed.
Address changes were time consuming but easy. I think I got them all.
Purchasing the RV was easy. Taking ownership of the RV and moving into it turned into an almost two month adventure in staying with family and repairs that had to be made before I would accept delivery. I’m in it now though.

What didn’t go well and have to wait until 2015 (I guess that makes them new year goals.)

Leaving town is more difficult than I thought it would be. It’s some strange form of stuckness. It could be mental, emotional, situational, spiritual, a mixture, or something else entirely.
Of course plain logistics get in the way.
I’m still trying to get the towing package completed and trying to get a tag.
Visiting my daughter. I really wanted to take the RV up there for a month before it was cold weather. That didn’t come together.
I also wanted to be in New Orleans the last half of December. It wasn’t in the cards.
Repairing the rental property has been and is still a long, slow process. Curlee and Moe are doing a good job but they are slow. The floor is a mystery looking for the right detective. Or, it sure is hard to find someone knowledgable to fix this problem.
Applying for social security is a work in progress. It’s been frustrating so far. The government tries to make it easy, but it’s still an ordeal.

What I’ve learned

Walking by faith rather than by sight has been reinforced. It seems I forget and have to relearn that periodically.
Related to this is my mindfulness practice and remembering to live in the illusive now. That too has been reinforced.
I’ve learned I am better off with less stuff. As I emptied that big house, the empty space became creative space. As I emptied my life of the responsibility for stuff, that empty space became creative space.
I’ve been reminded of the importance of friends and family. Loving and being loved is so important. We are social animals.
My gratitude practice has really paid off in increased happiness.
I had many opportunities to practice grooving with the changes during 2014. I feel sure 2015 will be filled with change practice too.

2015 Plans

I plan to spend the first part of 2015 on the gulf coast roaming from New Orleans to Florida. When the weather warms up I’ll be back in Alabama to take care of routine doctor stuff and car tags. Then it’s up to Memphis and across to Oak Ridge. It will be fun to spend a month with my daughter. After that there are some vague notions of exploring the east coast floating around in my head.

Redoing the CrackingMyEgg site is a strong possibility. It’s a new year in a rolling home it’s seems time for a site update.

You can look forward to travel/photo blogs of my adventures. I will be devoting a lot of time to photography and hopefully blogging.

There is some talk of a video project. I’ll keep you posted.

You know plans are always subject to change.

See what else I’m doing:
Follow me on twitter: jr cline
My Instagram profile