Well folks, it’s about that time…
While my great adventure persists with each breath, my “Texan Relocation” is officially complete – I’m a Texan, now! :D I got my car registered the other day, and I just received my new Texas driver’s license.
Cinnamon and I continue to explore new and wondrous parts of this gorgeous land they call “Hill Country”. We took a quick detour recently just to cross the famous 360 bridge, and today, we day-tripped to lovely San Antonio. We stopped at a dog park, drove around a bit, traversed most of the River Walk, and found a soft-spot for Southtown.
The hostel plan is doing its part to aid in my lesson in patience and delayed gratification, but its development is imminent. One reason I went to San Antonio was to consider it as a more affordable alternative, but it shall remain a potential back-up plan for now. Austin’s unique charm is keeping me here, and its rising housing costs are simply going to force me to become more creative. I will carry on with progress reports as this venture unfolds further.
Speaking of the time things take, I am learning more and more the value of allowing full maturation – for anything, be it fruit, a friendship, or an opportunity. For some reason, this is a challenging thing for me to embrace, but I am also allowing that process its own time :) Another thing I’m anxiously awaiting is the chance to take more mini trips to farther reaches of Texas; I would especially like to meet the Gulf of Mexico.
This has been a wild ride, and I expect my plans to keep the pleasant surprises coming. What an exciting journey I’ve undertaken! My gratitude goes out to those of you who have followed along; it can be a scary thing to embark on a journey alone, but having the support of loved-ones is a priceless reinforcement, indeed.