Nomad madness

In the run up to taking a significant amount of time off work, I have discovered a significant amount of work and time is needed to prepare and plan. As Benjamin Franklin once said “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”.

So, for what seems like months I have been working my way through lists upon lists of jobs. Not a day has gone by without me doing at least one thing towards my goal. From gaining the overall vision and outline plan for 6 months to de-cluttering my home, from booking flights to buying sandals – it has been immense and intense and somewhere within this also a little enjoyable.

Lists
Lists.Lists.Lists

The process of extracting yourself from your existing life is much harder than I ever anticipated. I didn’t realise the number of attachments I had until I started trying to leave them, albeit temporarily. House, bills, car, job and of course people. The fabric we weave around our lives is intricate and takes a lot of unraveling to allow us space to move.

The journey so far has taught me some valuable lessons about lightening my hold on possessions, spending time with the people I love and sorting out my wardrobes, larders and bank accounts. If nothing else, the charity shops in my area are now booming!

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2 thoughts on “Nomad madness

  1. Jill Nicholas August 30, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    My favourite quote is “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” I try to remember to do something new as often as I can, however small it is. Tomorrow (is it really tomorrow?) you will set off on the first of an amazing set of journeys. I will be wishing you good fortune all the way.
    Incidentally, this is the first time I have replied to a blog!

    Good luck and have a great time – Jill (Green Theme)

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    • M A September 4, 2015 / 11:18 am

      Thank you I agree – try a new thing is good. Xx

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