In that moment of loading up my car at this crappy 2-star hotel, I thought, “Is this what my life has become? Is this my new normal? Oh no.”
I sat there eating in silence, crying. A feeling came over me that felt like I just slid back in life. I spent 15 years building a life; found and married my husband, bought and sold a condo, bought a house, and built a great career. Now it was all gone.
I still couldn’t process anything. It’s a weird feeling knowing you should be feeling something, but you just can’t. I had lots to do from finishing projects at work, packing, and throwing a fantastic going-away party!
In 2016, I separated from my husband of almost ten years. I hiked the John Muir Trail that year, solo, which gave me the strength I needed to move forward. In 2018, I decided to sell my house, quit my corporate job, and travel full-time around the world.