There are only a few days left until the start of a new journey. It is another beginning that I have been secretly desiring since I came back heartbroken from Dubai (part 1, part 2 and conclusion) almost three years ago but the Universe didn’t want to give it to me until now. Probably because it was time to re-evaluate my life, my mistakes, my wishes and I needed a comfortable environment to do that. A new adventure would have simply absorbed me and definitely not let me have enough time to turn towards my inner self.
These two and a half years have been a roller coaster of emotions. I tested my patience, the faith in my values and the courage to be the real me. I decided to stop making compromises regarding the people around me and my professional life. Without even realizing it, I slowly started to take small steps towards a career and life on my own terms. And the Universe eventually responded by sending me different opportunities, ideas or people who helped me become who I am today.
Now, I am staring to my finished bags and think that I am again fitting my life into a suitcase. It is not the first time I am doing this and I am sure it will not be the last. I need adventure, my rebel spirit can’t stay still for long. I love discovering new sides of me, new perspectives of life and the experience is far more rewarding when you have exited your comfort zone. I love the freedom I feel whenever I am in a place where nobody knows me and the local language is different than my own.
I guess you are already wondering where I am going, for how long and what I will do. As I am writing this, I am sitting on a couch in a cozy Belgian house and drinking a cup of coffee. I am here to visit some friends before boarding a train to Paris on March 22nd to start this new adventure along other people passionate about traveling and living life to the fullest. We will be embarking on a road trip around Europe until mid-May to explore live the destinations and countries we have been researching about for the past three months. We will also exercise our memory, public speaking and other skills in order to be fully prepared when the summer season starts. If everything goes well, I will be roaming around Europe as a tour leader until late October, showing and explaining to people the must sees and hidden treasures of this beautiful continent.
I must say that I am excited to try a nomad life, to pack and unpack on almost a daily basis, to live with less material things, to focus more on maximizing the non-material ones and create lifetime memories. I am curious about the people I will meet, the places I will discover and how the future will unfold for me. Whatever the result, I am sure I will learn lots of new things about me and the world.