Ready To Go

I am finally ready to go. I have quit the job, sold the stuff, and said goodbyes. I am leaving in less than a week. My sister Trina will be driving me down to Calgary to catch my flight. I am still not really nervous but I get emotional some days thinking about what will come of all this. Everything in the planning for this trip has come so easily which just reminds me that I am on the right path. I hope to get any last minute errands done this week. I am still in search of the perfect shoe.

One thing that has been pretty universal when I talk to people about what I am doing is how “brave” I am. I don’t feel particularly brave. In fact, I think it would take more guts to stay here and try to survive in this rat race when it is so obvious that I am meant to be somewhere else right now.

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Train Tracking

I woke up way too early but that always happens at the start of a new trip. I had to make sure my condo was spic and span for my renter to be. I wanted to ensure he would enjoy the space as much as I do. First impressions are everything, you know. I really lucked out with this guy, him being a traveller and all. I know its a generalization but most of the time, The Traveler gets it. I have a lot of hats that I wear…daughter, sister, friend, writer, teacher, even cook. But of them all, I find I am at my very best as a traveler.

Travelers practice patience, promote tolerance, and are no doubt a curious bunch. I have found traveling the world has helped me find bravery, cultivated humility, and taught me heaps about compassion…for myself and others. When I am stuck at home in my same drame familiar routine…where nothing is different and I seldom get challenged, its easy. Too easy. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not begging for chaos or disaster. Put simply, I crave adventure. It seems to me, the most meaningful experiences happen in times of great change.

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