I've been a reluctant traveller earlier in my life, but now I've learned to relish it. It surprises me that although I was always homesick as a child if I had to be away from home for more than one night (!), I ended up marrying a man with gypsy blood in his veins and we embarked on an expatriate lifestyle for these 30 plus years we’ve been together.
I’ve just spent 2 months in Equatorial Guinea, its a quiet life, can’t drive or ‘go’ anywhere so there is time for creativity, inward reflection and a wind down from the business of normal life at home.
I suppose having the opportunity to experience this contrast makes me see that my daily life is always one of motion. Whether it’s my feet, my mind or my mouth... I’m always on the go, pushing forward to another and another and yet another experience.
My life is a journey made of choices; I have adventures, exciting itineraries in exotic locations, learning opportunities not to be missed. As I travel into my Prime years, I realise that my life’s journey seems to have had an upgrade. I’ve unpacked the baggage and negative souveniers of the past and I’m very mindful of what baggage I’ll carry with me into the future.
I once travelled unassisted to Borneo for 36 hours with a quarter of a tonne of excess baggage and 3 children under the age of 4. Nowadays my journeys are lighter hearted; I walk on a plane with a magazine under my arm, I make contact with the control tower of my life so that I can safely navigate away from any turbulence and stay on course to attain my highest goals.