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Finding Balance on the Alaska Highway
As I write this, I am approaching 60 years of age. Like most people in our modern world, I have spent the last 40 plus years chasing the American Dream of owning a home, having two cars in the driveway and of course, a chicken in every pot. The unfortunate thing is, this has never been what I really wanted.
My efforts in chasing after the gold at the end of the rainbow were never about the gold itself, which is probably why I have never been rich. Rather than being interested in the accusation of money, I was always more concerned with what the gold would get me; the ability to have more free time.
2017 was a year for amazing highs and the lowest of lows. During the summer of that year I joined two good friends on what many would consider the motorcycle trip of a lifetime, traveling from Boston MA, to our 49th State of Alaska. At the end of this amazing trip, my wife road her bike to meet me just after I exited the interstate near out home. The trip was amazing, but by the time I crossed the Mississippi while heading home I was missing Cathy very much. We do not have children and thus our relationship has remained one primarily defined by our deep respect and admiration for each other. In short, we have remained great friends, and on this last day of my big adventure, my best friend would lead me home.