Why am I going....

Trip Start Feb 19, 2013
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Trip End Aug 15, 2013


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

THE PREAMBLE
2012 was an interesting year. New experiences at TED Active, New Orleans, and Croatia. Medical challenges. Leaving my 4th longest relationship ever - my company of 12 years. Recuperating and wondering what is next.
 
As I looked back on my years, I have been pushing and driving toward some concrete goal the whole time. I've travelled  quite a bit, but just little tastes of each place. I am not real sure what my passions are or where I can best contribute going forward. I guess we can call it a  mid-life crisis?

THE ADVENTURE
My goal for however much time I end up not working is to find my passions and use them to make new choices in my life.

To do that, I am focused on    
    - Making choices that I will look back on fondly 
    - Enjoying the journey 
    - Connecting to new experiences and people 
    - Slowing down to reflect  
  • After some time slowing down at home, I tried to listen to my gut about what to do next. As usual, travel kept coming up. It started as an ember focused on my typical travels. I asked my friends if they could hold down the fort for two weeks. As I started thinking about where to go, the time off and space grew that ember. I asked my friends if a month would be ok. The if 2 months would be ok. I then admitted that the ember was now a wildfire of at least 6 months. Thank goodness my biological family and my chosen family said, 6 months was great too. This time and adventure is a gift from them as much as it is an investment in myself.
  • THE GOAL: PUSH, LEAP, LIVE
    So, with a month of planning I move from the PUSH phase of my life squarely into the LEAP phase. With the hope that the LIVE phase will follow with a new journey...(hopefully one that pays some money...)
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