As I look back now even as a small child travel was important to me. I can vividly remember practicing my handwriting. Wondering if I would write differently in a foreign language. I would dreamily sit and wonder just what that language would look and sound like. Needless to say I spent a lot of my school day in trouble for daydreaming or not paying attention.
Not that I was an adventurer who would backpack for months around a continent. Not that I wouldn’t love to, I just never had the opportunity before life got complicated.
I’m more about the freedom of life. To come and go as I please. When I wanted to stay, I stayed. When I wanted, or needed, to go I could. Incidentally over a decade has passed since my last big traveling adventure. Now the universe is calling me once again.
The desire to go somewhere is, on some days overwhelming, It has passed the point of mere desire and transformed into a drive, a driving force, pushing rather hard to see the world. I can’t really explain it but over my lifetime I have learned to trust the universe when it pushes. I follow its lead and it hasn’t let me down thus far.
Id have to say this became clear to me late last year and despite all the chaos going on around this time of the year. It sat quietly in the back of my mind, waiting, ever so patient. But not so quietly I forgot. It was always there and would capture my dreams some nights. A gentle reminder of the direction I should be pointing towards.
And I Listen
I’m sure my family was quite surprised when I came out on the morning of November 9th and proclaimed “We are moving to France.” In all honestly it should have been “I’m moving to France, who wants to come?” But my thought bubble was turned on that morning. And my family coming with me was imperative to my happiness.
My younger tribe was so excited! They love adventure and I suppose they come by it honest. My husband was awesome as always in entertaining my every whim. Now how do I pull this off????
Unfortunately my house isn’t one you can just walk away from. We have a small farm (alpacas and chickens) 4 dogs, foster cats (we have a dozen now) and adult children living here. Plus a few wonderful souls we have picked up along the way.
Walking away wasn’t an option. I had lit the spark and fortunately for me, and the universe, it hadn’t been extinguished but fanned. It was a small fire but one I could work with.
This would be the true beginning of Our Traveled Road. I suppose the Universe has been working on this for a while but as for when we came into the equation.
This is our Big Bang.