My name is Mariel Lynch. I am 64 years old. I am very happily married to my husband Shannon who is 11 years my junior. Statistically, conveniently, we figure it likely that we will leave the planet at about the same time. We have no children. We have a lovely home in Northern New Mexico, close to Shannon’s family. Shannon is retired from the military, and teaches part-time at the local college. I have my own business and two part-time jobs at our church. I spend much of my spare time on my knees in the dirt encouraging things to grow. As you can see, our lives are busy and full.
So when Shannon, usually the sensible one, approached me a couple of months ago with a wild scheme to sell everything we own, buy a Class A RV and hit the road full-time, safe to say it rocked my world!
Ok, a little background. When I was in my 20s I sold everything I owned to go to England for a year, so I have history. But I was young, unstable, uncommitted, untethered, and irresponsible. Now it is different; bigger in so many ways. I’m older, sober, active, happy, involved in my church and in my community, and, though childless, I am strongly connected to family. I love my husband, love my home, love my life. Do I have another grand adventure in me? Do I even want one?