There is so much to be gleaned through travel, and since the middle of November, Ric and I have been enrolled in this incredible life course of discovery. For those new to the blog, my husband came up with the brilliant idea of putting wheels on the bedroom and driving me across country, as I suffer from something known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME. (Thus the concept of RV-Able was born.)
We are Canadians, and our experience of the States have previously been limited to short excursions, or passing through on the way to somewhere else. Now, we have the luxury of pulling over and staying in an area for a while before moving on. Currently, and for the first time, we are in Arizona, an area that bears no resemblance to the snow-covered province we left behind. This means I have a lot to learn.
Juggling chronic illness with the desire to get out and explore it all requires a fair amount of self-restraint, and I must confess that this is not easy. The weather here is sublime – warm days, bright blue skies, and cool evenings – and the temptation to push beyond my body’s limitations is great. Today, I am suffering from that lack of foresight, something as simple as lingering too long in the pool yesterday, having set me back.
So today, I rest, keeping my heating pad busy easing muscle pain, and I reflect. I truly am blessed to have a husband willing to come up with solutions and patient enough to see them through – it is him, not me that does most of the work involved. And I have to pinch myself that yes, I am miles away from home, immersed in this incredible adventure, discovering something new everyday.