Sometimes I wonder if there are other souls on this beautiful planet that feel like the earth itself is begging, even pleading for them to explore all it has to offer. I’ve known now for at least a year that I don’t have a choice but to follow that pull, follow my heart, and go see the world.
I know now, after reading blog after blog..I’m not all that original, I’m definitely not the only one that feels the pull. However, in my family I am. I was a young mom and before I’m even 40 my daughter will be in college. As much as that scares the hell out of me it also offers me the opportunity to go! My family will all worry about me. My father actually wrote to me from Australia and I quote “Well I think you need to put this trip on hold until after I die, otherwise you will just worry mom & me to death” Thanks dad, for laying your own mortality on me in order to voice your opinion on my travel plans. In my adult years I’ve always looked to my dad as being the one I could talk to about travelling and exploring because like him I’m able to adapt to pretty much any place I’ve ever been. My father has lived all over the world. I thought we were kindred spirits on this. I seriously thought (and asked) for him to meet me in Asia at some point and asked which country he would most like to see. In turn prompting the response above. (Really Poor Old Dad)? Being a solo female traveler instinctively brings fear to their minds. I understand it, but I can’t sit and not go because of any of my own fears and certainly not because of anyone else.
So here I am, sitting at my desk at the fantastic job I will get up and walk away from in just a little under a year. I kind of feel a bit naughty! Am I supposed to be writing or working? (Wanderlust = Pink Slip)?
So here’s my travel blog..my dream job has always been a travel writer/photographer. Except for that brief period of time I wanted to be Clarice Starling form Silence of the Lambs.
Well at least this will be a great way for my family to be able to keep up with me on my upcoming travels. I can’t wait to show you all the world through my eyes.
Don’t worry Daddy, I’ll be ok!