I’m currently sat on the train on route to the airport to begin my travels! It is quite a surreal position to be in. I’ve wanted to travel freely for years and now it is finally here!
My mind is running away with all kinds of thoughts, all rooted in a mix of emotions. Excitement for the opportunities and experiences that are to come, fear of what I’ve forgotten to pack or organise, sadness for leaving my family and friends in my homeland, happiness at the prospect of spending quality time with Mia Bella.
This spectrum of thoughts is linked to me being quite a risk averse person. I find the unknown pretty daunting. There is a voice in my mind quietly screaming that what I’m doing is crazy, that I should have stayed safe and secure, doing what I was doing. There is a part of me that wants to go back and make a different decision. But it just goes to show that sometimes you can’t trust yourself because I also know that I don’t want to go back. I know that I would regret not making this choice and I would regret not taking the risk. After all, what is the worst that can happen? Oh yes, Rabies, with 100% chance of death…
Side note – Did you know the rabies vaccine doesn’t make you immune?
It just gives you more time to get to a hospital if you find yourself bitten!
What gets me through my worries are my memories of previous travelling experiences. I know how much I enjoy being in new places, with new people, with all my senses taking in the world around me. I think of the food to taste, the views to see, and the languages to hear and I just can’t wait!
As well as the travels, this adventure also represents an opportunity to spread my Coaching wings. The details aren’t yet clear, but all futures are possible. This exciting reality makes for inspiring times!