Beautiful Idea

It's pretty amazing to me how things can come together when you get a really beautiful idea. Not long ago, Robin asked me to come away with him to wherever he'll be for the next two years. For a while we weren't sure where that would be, but soon it became clear that he was destined for life in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. There, in Missoula, he'll be seeking his master's degree in Conservation Biology. It wasn't hard for me to accept his invitation to Cartagena, Colombia last year. Now Missoula, Montana is that exciting destination that has me counting down the days again this Summer.

What an incredible year it's been. One Summer to the next I've been getting to know how right a relationship can be, and how it can experience actual growth despite distance, and be entirely rooted in quality of conversation, shared viewpoints, and mutual understanding. I'm so glad that somewhere within the past years I got real with myself so that I could be honest about what I want, because it paid off- and showed me where my priorities are and what's worth holding on to in this life.

Wouldn't it be nice if someone told me, "Laura- If that's where believe you're being led, go for it with your whole heart and full faith." Yeah, that'd be nice. But there's something about being told to do something that sucks the fun clean out of it. Instead of it being a beautifully independent and spontaneous act of free-will, you're halfheartedly doing someone a favor.

Together, Robin and I are writing a story worth telling. Traveling light, leaving nothing but memories in our wake. What the world doesn't give us, we'll build ourselves... right under its nose.

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