I have been reconnected with my spirit of adventure. It comes at a time when I have started another adventure. And I love the happy coincidence of such timings.
My Current State
If you know me IRL, you’ll know that we have very recently relocated interstate. There has been a lot to do in tying up our life in one place, while also preparing to settle our life in another.
The pressure from the upheaval and coordination that goes into such a relocation has taken me away from my true feelings about this move.
Originally, I was excited. Feeling open to the opportunities which would present in the new place. My spirit of adventure was awakening. I trusted we had time to get organised and prepare for the transition. I trusted this move would provide the opportunity for a fresh start.
Only, in the preparation-phase I bit off more than I could chew, so to speak. Without boring you on all the minutiae of that, I will summarise it by saying — I took on too much at once. The result was, I was worn out and lost my sense of excitement around the move.
Creating the Coincidence
During this time, I continued writing and working on this blog. This included being active on social media and creating connections with fellow bloggers.
I was keen to start some collaborations. Why? Because I absolutely believe in the power of networking.
Collaboration has been a big word of late. I have recognised it featured in so many business journals, white papers documenting the trends of the future of work and in my workplace it is spoken of often.
I am applying this same concept in my own situation and harnessing the power of connection, networking and collaboration.
On Instagram I saw a call out for people who had lived in another country, asking if they would like to share their story.
I’m an Australian who has lived in Canada. It was such a special time of my life, I instantly felt I wanted to share my adventures.
Reaching out to my new connection, we exchanged emails, interview questions, and general advice about blogging and online collaborations.
In between preparing for our move, I found some time to prepare my responses to the interview questions, then sent them off. At this point I was not sure when my story would be posted, but I was happy for the chance to relive some memorable times of my life.
Reconnecting with My Spirit of Adventure
The morning of our moving day arrived. I discovered that overnight my story had now been shared.
It was a happy coincidence that the day we were leaving to start life in a new city, was the same day that my story about a previous similar adventure was being shared.
Reading my published story about a time when we took a risk for a big adventure stirred excitement within.
It reconnected me with my spirit of adventure.
The feelings I had been experiencing of late — pressure, angst, sadness at saying bye to friends and family, frustration at trying to get so much done in a short space of time etc….
All that melted away.
Instead, what took over was a magical feeling.
I was taken back to the time when we felt unstoppable. The sky was the limit. Our confidence soared. The feeling of adventure was a whole-body sensation of euphoria.
The timing of the story of my Canadian working holiday adventure being published could not have been better.
Because this is the time we are beginning our new adventure. I feel so uplifted and excited about our new beginnings.
I feel I am living my life confidently!
To quote one of my favourite authors, Dr Suess…
You’re off to great places.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
To share my story of adventure with you, please click here to read about my Canadian working holiday.
A big move overseas or interstate is not for everyone. I get that.
To live our lives confidently we don’t necessarily need to move mountains or cities or jobs.
But, we do need to embrace the opportunities that life offers.
I encourage you to think of ways that you can embrace what is on offer in your life. And if you are unsure of where to start, then please email me, I’d be happy to help you figure this out.