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Change of plans

C clearly

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I'm all set to leave on April 3, to walk from Zamora on the Sanabres - packing is laid out on a spare bed, Euros are in my shoulder bag, people have been informed, etc.

But I've decided to postpone my trip. Our son has just bought a brand new house and will be moving in April with 2 young kids and a pregnant wife, selling his current townhouse, landscaping, buying appliances, etc. They will be a bit farther from us, but still just 1.5 hours, so that's OK. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to be part of the excitement and hopefully help out.

Once I made the decision, I was quite relieved. I hadn't realized how stressed I was, trying (without success) to finish various work items in the next week. I am now really looking forward to having some unexpected time at home. I have traveled a lot in the past year, and worked too much, considering that I "retired" almost 5 years ago. The work will drop off suddenly in the middle of June, and I'm counting the days till then. Maybe I'll walk the Sanabres in June. (The fall/autumn might not work because the next baby is due at the end of September, so there will be 3 kids under 3 🥴😫)

Another bonus is that maybe I can stop walking for 4 weeks or 6 weeks or whatever it takes to heal a soreness on one foot. I might even find time to consult a podiatrist. It is like a tendonitis from the inside arch and toward the top of my foot - not severe pain at all, but it has occurred me that walking hundreds of km might make it worse. D'ya think?

I am feeling rather proud of myself for not minding this change of plans. I am just a bit forlorn about all of my camino things and backpack sitting expectantly on the bed. Maybe I'll leave it all there, ready to go on a moment's notice.
 
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Quote: am feeling rather proud of myself for not minding this change of plans. I am just a bit forlorn about all of my camino things and backpack sitting expectantly on the bed. Maybe I'll leave it all there, ready to go on a moment's notice. End quote
Well you may feel proud! Forlorn - a lovely word -that will pass. Yes, leave it all there. And hopefully you will make time to go to podiatrist or physio. HAve a great time helping out!
 

peregrina2000

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So why didn’t I see this thread till now?!

If June is an option, I am hoping to walk into Santiago in early July, so maybe we can meet up again!

I will be very interested to see how your big life changes affect you. Like you, I retired three years ago but am doing a lot of work anyway. As of right now, I am loving it, but I could see that the glow might wear off, especially if I were lucky enough to have grandkids so close.

And 3 kids under three is going to be pretty crazy, at least it would be for me. One of my kids has three kids under 4 and I find it dizzying.

Buen camino, Laurie

I'm all set to leave on April 3, to walk from Zamora on the Sanabres - packing is laid out on a spare bed, Euros are in my shoulder bag, people have been informed, etc.

But I've decided to postpone my trip. Our son has just bought a brand new house and will be moving in April with 2 young kids and a pregnant wife, selling his current townhouse, landscaping, buying appliances, etc. They will be a bit farther from us, but still just 1.5 hours, so that's OK. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to be part of the excitement and hopefully help out.

Once I made the decision, I was quite relieved. I hadn't realized how stressed I was, trying (without success) to finish various work items in the next week. I am now really looking forward to having some unexpected time at home. I have traveled a lot in the past year, and worked too much, considering that I "retired" almost 5 years ago. The work will drop off suddenly in the middle of June, and I'm counting the days till then. Maybe I'll walk the Sanabres in June. (The fall/autumn might not work because the next baby is due at the end of September, so there will be 3 kids under 3 🥴😫)

Another bonus is that maybe I can stop walking for 4 weeks or 6 weeks or whatever it takes to heal a soreness on one foot. I might even find time to consult a podiatrist. It is like a tendonitis from the inside arch and toward the top of my foot - not severe pain at all, but it has occurred me that walking hundreds of km might make it worse. D'ya think?

I am feeling rather proud of myself for not minding this change of plans. I am just a bit forlorn about all of my camino things and backpack sitting expectantly on the bed. Maybe I'll leave it all there, ready to go on a moment's notice.
 
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C clearly

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I will be very interested to see how your big life changes affect you. Like you, I retired three years ago but am doing a lot of work anyway. As of right now, I am loving it,
I planned to work a day or 2 each week for 3 or 4 years, to put away enough money for a number of years of Caminos. Last month I worked 125 hours (in fact, more, but that was counted as "wasted" time). This is not retirement!
And 3 kids under three is going to be pretty crazy, at least it would be for me.
I found it to be pretty crazy having 3 kids, period! But it is wonderful now to have 3 kids over 30.
 

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