I started this post about three weeks into my trip. It was called “hellos are easy & goodbyes are sweet”. 3 weeks in, I truly believed that. Now, with 66 days of traveling under my belt, I have to say I disagree with myself (and yes, apparently I skipped right over talking to myself and decided arguing was more fun. Not sure who wins the bet on how long that would take but please do share some of the earnings – *smooches*).
Hellos? Yes. Still easy… There are tons of amazing, open, smart, funny people all over this world. Lucky for me, so many of them have landed directly in my path. Sometimes for an afternoon, some times for a few days… But always adding to this life of mine and this journey I’m on in unexpected and fabulous ways. All I have to be willing to do is say hello. Easy. Rewarding. Worth it.
But Goodbyes? Not sweet. Not even a little. Because these same amazing, open, smart, funny people are creepers, … thieves really. And when I’m not paying attention, they creep right into my heart and claim a little piece of it. They don’t ask, or give me any warning. They just get on in there and take it, often when I’m looking right at them (See? Creeping thieves, right? How rude).
Now, don’t get me wrong. For me, life has always really been a series of hellos and that’s just how it’s going to remain. But the concentration of the hello/goodbyes since I’ve been traveling is overwhelming… And I can admit it – I am not set up to say goodbyes. So I’m just not gonna. No more goodbyes for this gal. It’s a sad, little, ugly and untrue word anyway. I mean, aren’t you really always hoping for a see you later? Otherwise, why’d you bother to say hello in the first place?
So there you have it. Goodbye, Goodbye. Hello, See You Later.
P.S. This is also fair warning to the creepers and future creepers. I’m onto you. I see what you’re doing,.. And I’ll let you. But prepare yourself to see ME later. 😘 I miss you much.