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All my bags are packed
I’m ready to go
leaving all my baggage behind
Good where I been, good where I’m going to
I’m taking it in stride
Entering the golden years, I’m not gonna lie
Life has good to me or I to it and in the next chapter, I’ll take what I find
Good bad or indifferent, through the ups and downs, always be kind
First to yourself and then to others, that’s what wins the prize
Life is what you make it no matter what it throws you and there are times
I really didn’t think I’d make it out alive
Today I leap into the now, filled with anticipation celebrating my 16 year old self
with 49 years of experience with love and joy in my heart, it’s been quite a ride.

Copyright © Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved 

This was a song I loved and sang when I was about 17 and leaving for college. My brother would play the piano and I would sing which is a fond memory. Mind you, I was only going 40 minutes from my house but would be living in the dorms. I was leaving my high school sweetheart who is my husband now.

Today I’m going to visit my best and only friend I stayed in touch with from college at San Jose State Unniversity. So wildly ironic because we are heading to Carmel Valley and Montery, California. As close as we are to the area, we haven’t been in years.

Leaving on a jet plane was written by John Denver who wrote this song because he was traveling so much which was the one thing he didn’t like about touring. He ended up dying in a plane crash.

The anguish of being on the road inspired a 24-year-old Denver to write “Babe, I Hate to Go” (later renamed “Leaving on a Jet Plane“) in 1966 during a layover at Washington airport. … In fact, he took the name “Denver” to honor Colorado — and because the name Deutschendorf was not likely to fit on many marquees.

There never was and there probably never will be a star quite like John Denver, who diedon October 12, 1997 when his experimental amateur aircraft crashed into Monterey Bay on the California coast. …

Peter, Paul and Mary Sang Leaving on a Jet Plane.

Happy Fun Friday to you and have a great weekend!
I will miss you over the weekend but going to do my best to stay off of all of my devices.
See you Monday and stay blessed, inspired and find joy!

❤️
Cindy

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the greatvincent
9 months ago

Well…its a freaky funday on a Friday

Prakaash inspiration
9 months ago

Wonderful song.The line that really inspires me is “Life is what you make it no matter what it throws you…”. Have a great weekend Cindy.🙏

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
9 months ago

Cindy, enjoy your trip! <3

salsaworldtraveler
9 months ago

Great that you are catching up with old friends. Have a great weekend and enjoy the beauty of Monterey.

HappySoul
9 months ago

Nice song there … have a great time Cindy ❤️😊

Shashank Narayan
9 months ago

Have a fun trip and a great weekend 🍕🏠🎉 ahead 🙂 💐🌹

MousumiSays
9 months ago

Have a fantastic weekend, Cindy.❤

Kritika
9 months ago

Have fun. Celebrate the weekend. Yay!!!!
Happy for you 🙂 Love and Hugs

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

(Heart)

akshita1776
9 months ago

Enjoy your trip!!!

Offshorewriter
9 months ago

Beautiful song Cindy. ❤️❤️ Have a super fun weekend with your friend. Stay safe. 😍😍

Chandrani
9 months ago

I love that song! I have so many memories associated with it. Thanks for sharing.Have a great weekend

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
9 months ago

Hi Cindy, your post today brought up old memories of when we drove my only daughter to college to live in the dorm. It was the saddest day of my life. I cried all the way home and really for many days after that .even though she was not that far away. It was so hard to get used to the fact that she was living away from home. You have brought those tears back with your post. I hope you have a very happy day and getaway. You are a remarkable writer and so good you are following your passion. I can tell you from my experience the golden years are what you make them . Age is just a number. For me it’s all uphill with so much to look forward to learning and experiencing new miracles every day.keep taking care of yourself and surrounding yourself with amazing and loving family and friends. ❤️💕🎉🎂🥰

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Yes so true our job was to give them roots and rings

Nawazish
9 months ago

Hey Cindy! Enjoy your time with your friend!❤

Ingrid
9 months ago

I love that song Cindy! Do have a wonderful weekend and see if you can take a break from blogland 😂 I’ve been on my bike all afternoon and now I’m playing catch-up 😅

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Here I come… 🚲

Introverted Thoughts
9 months ago

That’s a lovely song! Have a great trip!❤️

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Absolutely!🥰

Jeff Flesch
9 months ago

Ah, lovely, Cindy! ❤ A wonderful respite for you. Have a lovely weekend!!❤❤❤

Ladysag77
9 months ago

So much of this hits me. The emotions felt within each cycle of life. I see a familiar step in each line. John Denver’s song has always been a poignant one of remembrance of what goodbyes feel like in the soul. I had a good cry, thanked my Dad for the love he provides in both the physical and spiritual world for me. Thank you for sharing this Cindy. Love you deeply ❤❤❤

Valerie Cullers
9 months ago

So love this song also and thanks for info about John Denver!

Valerie Cullers
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You Too!

seankfletcher
9 months ago

It’s a great song, Cindy and one I like to play on the guitar (as I do with many other John Denver songs). Enjoy your visit with your friend 😊.

Buddy Smith
8 months ago

Great post! I can’t look at the mountains after a sky-clearing storm without thinking of a certain line from “Rather be in Colorado” and an old John Denver cassette that serenaded me on many youthful road trips.

ashok
8 months ago

Beautiful song Cindy. So wow to be meeting your college friend. Enjoy yourselves. Have fun and love filled weekend 💃🏻🥰🍷🍷🍷

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
8 months ago

Have a blast, girl! I love Carmel & Monterey! (Glad you’re not flying after writing about J Denver dying in a plane crash!) 🌞

Jonathan Caswell
8 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
UJSED TO SING THIS TO MYSELF AALL THE TIME!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

WELL THEN…I’M A BASS BARITONE!

Samreen Asad
8 months ago

Lovely song, Enjoy your trip Lighthouse , have a fun filled great weekend ❤️❤️🥰🥰🤗🤗 Take care 💖

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Pleasure always 🥰🤗😘 L. H. ✨✨✨

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

🥰❤️💖✨✨✨

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

🥰❤️🥰

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

🤗❤️🤗❤️🥰

PoojaG
8 months ago

Loved the song and have a great time with your friend!

Kumar Harsh
8 months ago

Have a great trip Cindy. 😇😇

short-prose-fiction
8 months ago

Beautiful poem. I hope you had a great weekend Cindy.
Love
G.

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

My pleasure Cindy. I am glad to hear that. On my side it has been work, but that’s ok 🙂
Have a beautiful afternoon.
xoxo

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Prior...
8 months ago

cindy / very cool how you connected your bag packing and sites to go with the john denver song
– and other things here layeeed in!
of course your seasoned perspective is something you offer readers in every post

and side note i spent most of the 90s in denver and there were jokes that John was going to be there when people visited or that he was the mayor ? lol
when it was really Aspen that was his home
and ironic and sad twist to go out via plane –
and i think his music wouod now be called “yacht rock” – am i right?

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

well thanks for the nice complement – and so glad you have become part of my blogging world – as I have said before so I won’t keep saying it – hahahahah

Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji
8 months ago

I hope you had a blast with your friends. Such heart soothing stories

thereluctantpoet
8 months ago

Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
8 months ago

Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!!
xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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