It's amazing how quickly life can just pass us by sometimes. It sometimes feels like just yesterday that I packed it all up and moved to a new province. In truth, I'm closing in on 8 years out in the prairies now. I'm 33 years old and I think I'm finally starting to make the sort of life that I have always wanted for myself.
In my life there has only ever been one thing that has called to me more than anything else and that is the need to travel. To go new places, meet new people and just experience the world. By the end of this month I will have finally paid off the pile of debt that had tried to consume me and that gives me a great feeling of freedom and relief.
Now I find myself making plans to see the world. A road trip here, a flight there - some of these plans are even more than a year away. It seems exciting to have that kind of freedom for the first time in my life. I have a job that is generous with time off, enough money to make things happen and the will to see it through. It's an exciting time for me. And I wanted to share it with you.
So what are these upcoming plans? Vancouver in July, Vancouver again in August for a wine tour for my sister's birthday (tentative), Montana in September, Las Vegas in January (first time ever!), California for surfing in May, UK at some point in 2015 (tentative) and finally Jamaica in January 2016.
I think it sounds pretty exciting - don't you think?
I still have no idea what I'm doing with my life or where I want to end up, but for now I'm going to enjoy the journey. It feels good to be lost in the right direction.