I realised this morning that a lot of the content I post can be quite intense and is usually a direct reflection of what is happening in my life at the time. I also realised I have become a little tense lately and so I thought I would lighten things up today and share something fun and exciting I am working toward in the new year.
On 6 February 2017, I am heading off on a solo adventure down the East Coast of Australia, campervan-style, to explore the beauty that exists within this great land of ours.
I attended a work breakfast a couple of weeks ago and listened to a man who turned his passion into a business. To say this bloke was inspiring would be a complete understatement. The way he’d created a life he loved for himself filled me with energy and elation. I wanted to know his success formula and the story behind what led and inspired him to completely change the way he lived his own life. He shared this and so much more. I left with a colourful list of dreams with a few blank spots needing to be filled in.
I sat on my teeny couch (aka ‘The Rock’ – a story for another time!) that evening in my Gold Coast unit, and filled in the blank spaces. As I filled in the blanks, a theme and a journey began to emerge before my eyes and before I knew it, I’d decided I was going to travel down the East Coast of Australia, with a guitar I didn’t yet own (or know how to play!). The following day I went to the local bookshop and purchased a guidebook on traveling down the East Coast of Australia. I contacted a muso friend asking if he knew of anyone who had a random acoustic guitar laying around that they would be willing to sell me. And I began to share my plans with those close to me. Within a matter of days I’d purchased my guitar and I now attend lessons every Thursday night.
I started reading about all of these amazing places and began marking pages in the guidebook with bright coloured post-it notes. Being the coast, there are obviously lots of beautiful spots by the sea that I will visit along the way. I kept reading about all of these amazing spots to snorkel or scuba dive and I thought to myself: why don’t you try scuba diving? I’ve always loved the water and the ocean, but have feared the depths and the darkness. I feel it’s time to let that fear go. SO, that’s exactly what I am doing! I have booked myself in to a scuba diving course from 16-19 September 2016. It’s a mix of theory, pool work and open water dives. I am mostly excited but a tiny bit nervous.
In terms of planning the actual adventure, I am kinda playing it cool. Not really getting into any hectic planning as I think a lot of the trip will emerge as it happens, in the moment. For now, I have leave booked, a guitar, map and a loose plan. Just need the vehicle and then I am good to go!
I would love to hear from you guys on this topic of adventure and travel. Is there somewhere in the world you’d love to visit? What is your travel/adventure dream? Share below and inspire us all!