Today I arrive at Gampo Abbey. I wish I could say more about the beauty of New Brunswick and Maine but the drive on the Interstate and Trans Canada Highway makes everything look similar to the drive to my Grandparents in Southern Indiana. With fewer pigs of course, I passed zero hog farms. Add to that the rain and it has made for a slow and boring traveling experience. Nothing to get excited about.

I thought of lingering a bit, maybe taking a day to see the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy or relax in Moncton and see what they have here but I’m anxious to start, to find out what I’m going to be doing and what my life will be like. Besides, it’s rainy and I’m by myself. How much more coffee can I drink?

Yet I am stalling here in my hotel room, checking Facebook, following my whims in a google search, posting a blog entry. It’s this mindless time wasting that I think I will miss the most but probably the biggest thing I need to let go.

So here I go.


12 thoughts on “Arrival

  1. I wish I could see it all with you. Love the rain tho… I hear you on the mindless time waste, something I need to let go of as well. I hope you can let it go, so you can tell me how… 😉

  2. “It’s this mindless time wasting that I think I will miss the most but probably the biggest thing I need to let go.”

    You said it right there. #1 reason I consider canceling my Internet (“I wonder if that will happen”). Of course the past week, aside from sleep, I have barely had a chance to sit down. Too much to do in too little time.

    Hope your first days at the abbey are exciting and inspiring.

  3. With my computer down for almost 2 months I really didn’t miss it or facebook all that much. The new job will occupy your attention a lot more. I imagine there will be times of rough weather when you will have to keep things battened down. Good luck and Godspeed.

  4. It sounds like the weather and landscaper were conducive to reverie…which might have been perfect under the circumstances.

    I already miss you! I am so glad to have met you. You inspire me and I think you are fabulous! Thanks for making this blog.


  5. Hi Michelle, glad to hear you made it safe and sound. I have had troubles posting a comment but working on it. Sounds like the weather is conducive for reverie and the landscape too! Can’t wait to hear more!

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