You know it’s a sign you’re hankering to travel when a vegetable concoction on the barbecue looks like the shape of Australia!
Yep, seems hubby was sharing a similar hankering. I asked him, where’s Tasmania and he said he ate it!
Fact: I’m having withdrawal symptoms. Reason: Not enough camping. I’m missing the simple things like sitting by a river, cooking over hot coals, star gazing, writing stories …
BUT last weekend I was with my daughter, three hours from home, and whilst it wasn’t exactly camping, it was nice to spend time with her, in her beautiful backyard.
Being up there reminded me of my most recent published article “A Playground for all Seasons” which I wrote after an earlier visit a few months ago.
It’s featured this month in the latest On the Road Magazine. And she’s my cover girl!
Looking at the big picture with moments like these make me realise how incredibly blessed I am and how much I have to be grateful for.
My wonderful family that keeps me on my toes, good friends, stories published and more on the way. My Life Mastery course. Online connections and wonderful friendships. A new caravan that will be arriving soon. So much is happening on the horizon that hubby said to me the other night “it all feels so surreal. I’m buying things for a car I haven’t got yet to tow a van that we haven’t picked up yet …”
Yes, I said, I know. And I thought to myself “it’s like my dream that hasn’t manifested yet, though in my mind I can see it.
Sometimes the best part of a dream can be the planning and imagining. That sense of anticipation that fuels the fire.
It feels so real you can almost touch it, even though reality says otherwise. But I’m discovering that getting there is half the fun. Like any journey, I’m honouring all the baby steps that lead me forward.
I’m learning it’s ok to have days where I feel ‘stuck’ and days when things don’t turn out. I’m learning it’s ok to be kind to myself, to take time out and do what makes me happy.
Ultimately when we’re honouring our soul’s purpose and being true to our desires, thoughts and feelings, it feels like anything is possible. It feels like we have wings.
Today (having written and scheduled this three days ago) I turn 54 and I feel like those wings are taking shape.
Sure, there are aches that remind me I’m not 21 anymore, my eye sight ain’t what it used to be and neither is that dodgy memory of mine BUT …
Life is good. I’m on this ever evolving journey of discovery, of learning, unravelling and creating myself.
It feels expansive, filled with unknowns, twists and turns. It’s filled with uncertainties but also surprises and gifts I’m willing to receive.
Are you open to receiving?
Today I embrace a profound sense of peace, inner calm and aliveness. It’s all happening as it should be.
I may not be where I want to be but I’m not where I was last year either. Or even last week for that matter. In my eyes that’s called progress.
May you find your own flow wherever you are on the path. Fill yourself up with what makes you happy.
Let go of any doubts and spread your wings. And anticipate something wonderful will happen today. Remember, imagination has no age.
In love and light
Follow the path that leads to bliss
When you can’t go camping a big backyard burger banquet is the next best thing!