Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pursuing One's Dream

My middle son (30 years old) has been dreaming of moving to California for years. A few days ago, he asked for a ride to the airport which is where this picture was taken. He is waiting for the Delta counter to open. There has been a lot of discussion and concern about this move from many people but sees anyone suggesting potential problems is just trying to prevent him from pursuing his dream and keep him in Alaska. At this point, I haven't heard anything so I'll assume that he is on his way south. He has been on his own in Fairbanks for a while. We did manage to convince him that some things couldn't be carried on the plane or checked as baggage such as his unboxed television.

Update - We heard via Facebook Messenger that all was fine and he was in a house in Long Beach with ten other people. He also called and said the same thing. 

11 comments:

Lynne Goebeler said...

Wow. I hope he is able to realize his dream in California.

Trobairitz said...

Hopefully he finds what he is looking for. It sure will be a temperature and culture change for him.

Troubadour said...

Good for him! Whether he stays 6 months or a lifetime, it's good to go out and explore and try new things. Didn't his father do the same thing many years ago?

SonjaM said...

And while he's southbound some Californian dudes might just travel the opposite direction in pursuit of happiness (or wilderness). If not anything else it will be a great adventure. Wishing him the best of luck.

RichardM said...

We’ll see. He’s been talking about this for years.

RichardM said...

Still not sure what he expects to find...

RichardM said...

I don’t know what you’re talking about...

RichardM said...

It will be an adventure...

redlegsrides said...

I hope he finds what he seeks. Travel is character building and mind broadening.

RichardM said...

This time he is really on his own with no safety net. Kind of scary (for us!).

david R said...

Always hard to see kids go away to far places no matter the circumstances. But the prayers of a parent are heard.