It’s my last night on the road.
Tomorrow I will arrive back in Sydney. Not altogether sure how I feel about that or what comes next for Niamh on Leave as I will be back at work within a week. Quite incredible really when I think about it. It might sound strange but I haven’t really been thinking about it! Seems I have gotten better at being mindful while I have been rambling around. Travelling solo and having to make all my own arrangements might have something to do with keeping me in the present.
I would like to share one thought that I had this week though. I have so enjoyed the last few weeks driving through Australia. It wasn’t part of the original plan. Long time readers may remember I tried and failed to sell my car in Perth last last year. At the time I got quite stressed when I couldn’t sell it and almost went into a spin. However a good friend helped me out and it was parked up until I got back. If I had sold it, I would have missed out on the last number of weeks discovering a beautiful part of Australia and could have missed the opportunity to fall back in love with this scorched, vast, dynamic land. A few times on this leg I would catch my reflection in the mirror while I was driving and I would be grinning away. Happy. Content. People have asked me tongue in cheek if I have found myself while ‘on leave’. Not sure what that really means. To be found, one must be lost….. I just wanted to spend my time on things that make me happy and that’s not going to change.
Some roadside photos from the last week