Hi and welcome to my time on leave.
For a number of years I had made the same NYE’s resolution – to swim with whalesharkes in Western Australia, yet I never managed to get there.
I realised that I kept using the same excuse for that and so many other things, you know the one, “I have no time to go /see /do that”. So I thought I would create time for the things that I enjoy, by not working for a while.
In April 2013, I began this blog as I started a road-trip from Sydney to Western Australia to swim with whalesharks. That has turned out to be only the beginning. Since then I stopped in Asia for some yoga and overdue friend catch ups before extended family & friends time in Ireland. After that I was back on the road again, first stopping in California before heading to Mexico and Central America. That was followed with some time in New Zealand before landing in Australia where I live.
Here’s a glimpse of where I have been:
What I have realised is that I can no longer use ‘having no time’ as an excuse ever again. There’s always time, it’s just how I chose to use it.
Here’s what I have discovered makes me happy and what I want to spend my time on
- eating loads of mangos or drinking them in a daiquiri
- reading more interesting books
- learning to take better photographs
- living simply
- practicing yoga
- becoming a better cook
- swimming, splashing around or paddling in water
- making new friends and maintaining valuable friendships
- visiting interesting places
- being told great stories
I assure you, the days aren’t long enough 🙂
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