i'm 45, healthy and fit, i have a bank account with $250,000 and have found the perfect travelling vehicle for myself. i am planning to drive around canada and the states and visit people i know, meet new folks, hole up when i'm feel like it, see places i've always dreamed of like new orleans, savannah, the oregon coast.
i'm free! i create my own day, noone asks me any questions, there are no deadlines, time limits, expectations, interruptions, duties or obligations. it's just me, for the very first time in my life i am alone. i eat what i want, when i want and don't have anyone else's needs to consider and i am loving it!!!!
it's nothing personal, i think it's post-housewife syndrome, ha ha. 23 years of marriage and motherhood have kind of sopped up my identity, always having to 'consider' other people and never put my own needs at the top of my list have led to this. i'm not even going to turn my cell phone on, imagine that! i'll be anonymous, lost, alone, unavailable, and incommunicado!
i won't ask "what do you want, is that okay with you, where do you want to eat, are you ready to move on, how does this place look to stay" and it will be BLISS.
and then i'll come home happy and appreciate all the facets of my family life, but for now i'm going to keep dreaming :)