Charlotte, NC

9:10 AM

Time does not stop. It’s hard to believe that it was 2004 when I packed up a storage shed and my car to go on the road. Every time I come back to Charlotte, I am filled with all sorts of emotions. Gratitude for the adult that I became while living here. Awe at all that I have been able to experience since going on the road. Happiness for my friends I met when I was here. Joy for the couples who met when I was here and have since gotten married and had kids. Smiles at the growth of their kids and my cousin’s kids. And, I must say, there is a little bit of what-if in me right now.

“What if I had stayed? Would I be married? Would I have kids? What would I be doing for work? Would I still be a Seeker? How would my life be different if I didn’t take the fork in the road that I did?”

But those questions are just what-ifs. I have gone with my gut. I have done what I felt that I needed to do. I am where I am supposed to be. And it’s been such an awesome journey. Life is, and continues to be, very good.

As I type in the spare bed room of my former roommate’s house, I can hear him, his wife and their three kids talking and laughing in the other room. It’s so great how their life has evolved. I’m glad to be a part of it. And I’m glad for the next chapter of my life. A big part of it will be the spiritual seeking I am undertaking. There is so much to see, to learn and to experience. I can’t wait for what comes next.

More to come from On the Spiritual Road…