Exploring Flagstaff did not disappoint. People here are perfect just like all the places I visit. My time of exploring in this fashion will be ending soon. It was cold with lots of snow and ice on my trails. I returned home early for a hot bath and a quiet evening. As I reflect, I consider what it is that I have learned during the last 5 months of investing in myself? I love myself more today than I ever have. I am at my very best when I am walking in nature. I enjoy all types of weather, yet sunny and warm are highly preferred. Writing is the most therapeutic thing for my soul. If I can write while I am outside then it is a heavenly experience. Driving across this country is a gift that I am grateful for, and look forward to repeating many times. Being in awe of the landscapes puts life stressors in perspective, they don’t mean nearly as much as I thought. Loving relationships and connections are the only things that matter to my heart and soul. Money is a tool to enhance this life experience. I vow to not enslave myself to money in order to find peace, as that type of peace is temporary and ever changing. I learned that financially supporting another who can take care of themselves is a sure fire way to create laziness. Investing in my heart and soul allows me to show up for life fully and with great excitement. When I look back over this last 18 months, I jump for joy as I look at myself in the mirror. My happy weight has returned, I enjoy a feminine hairstyle and curves again! I am woman hear me roar. I have shed despair, depression and powerlessness. I gain self-love and authentic connection. I remember how amazing humanity is. I desire to get back to creating a meaningful change in the lives of others. Writing, friendship and Occupational Therapy are my current vehicles to make that connection. I look forward to discovering other ways to do that.