This was the question from my oldest son’s girlfriend today during casual conversation. She asked “so when are you going to start traveling? When are you gonna go some place?” I should my head, hoped to deflect and said “well things have been a little chaotic…”
She didn’t drop her gaze. Looking at me. Wanting an answer.
I looked at her thoughtfully and said “Of course the answer is the same as anybody else’s: me. It’s always that way, it’s just that some people don’t know it. So yeah, I’ve got that part. At least that’s what I pay $80/hour for someone to tell me (jesting).”
She shook her head, pondering…and then conceded “Yep. I can understand that.”
The unspoken conversation that followed in the silence:
Her: So what are you gonna do about it?
Me: I’m working on it.
Oldest son took it all in.