So how does it feel? I don't know yet. It will take a bit of time to gain perspective. Even this morning I heard my subconscious go through its daily routine with the reminders, suggestions and concerns related to Pelican. But this time my conscious mind shouted, "No, no more, it is no longer my responsibility!"
I will take a break from blogging. For now, the lurkers wondering what I am up to will have to email me! I also wanted to say thank you for the many emails I have received from readers over the course of my trip. For those of whom that this blog and my trip have inspired, hearing from them and knowing this has inspired me.
I have my life back, but what will I do now? There is the dread of ending up like so many - moving sideways in a functioning but mediocre existence wondering if this is really all there is or if maybe there should be more to one's life.
If I think now of the biggest achievement as a result of the time I spent with Pelican, it is that after nearly seven years and over 50,000 miles, the dream is still intact. The cynicism hasn't won. At times it had been pretty close. I'd been brought to the point a few times where I thought it wasn't worth it anymore but I always found the drive to keep going. I know too, that you cannot fake this. It has only been two days and already a new part of my subconscious is forming. What sort of boat do I get next?
We will see you out there.
Had to indulge in a bit of sentimentality. Forgive me! Music by William Tyler. "Cadillac Desert"