They are grown now and still at home but finding their way on the path to independence.
I have had a mailing address in three different states, and traveled to many others from here to upstate New York and down to Florida. I've been out of this country including briefly to Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Most of my travels here locally have been in the car. Road trip is a term my kids have come to know quite well.
I worked for a great company for 18 years and was laid off after some serious downsizing a couple of years ago. I tried to find a decent paying job for about a year and finally decided to strike out on my own. I am on the tail end of my second year now and really enjoy it. Though it has been a rough road and I often find myself working way too much, but I enjoy what I do.
Finding balance in my life is the next phase for me and one I definately need to focus on more, it is important to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Somewhere inside this busy man is a carefree individual trying to get out, I know because I've seen him before. ; )