On her blog, an old friend of mine described the adventure of Christmas with her children: "This is exactly, but exactly, what I wanted. If the price of it is chaos and exhaustion, well, okay... But. It was wonderful, but. Or maybe and. It was wonderful, and it was hard."
I have to say I feel the same way about my own life adventure of traveling & experiencing what this big bad world has to offer. I'm learning so much about cultures & traditions, about picking up & starting over, about friendship & love, about myself. Sometimes it's chaos; many days I'm exhausted. But it is exactly what I want, & it's wonderful. But hard. And wonderful.