I’ve been in a period of great change for many months – even a year if you include my decision to switch gears and develop a home base in Grenada.
But life isn’t all settled down and hunky dory just yet. In addition to ongoing accident recovery and legal battles, I have more than my share of drama to contend with – dramas of mine and others that affect me.
This is life.
We all have dramas, and periods of change. These times in our lives are character-shaping, and who I am now is so many miles away from who I was when I was…so many miles away.
I continue to reflect on the gifts that are enclosed in these dramas; gifts of wisdom, experience, confidence, and a range of emotions that remind me that I’m human.
I’m excited about change. I like it. (This isn’t surprising, given my propensity for changing careers through my 20s, followed by my adoption of an ever-changing nomadic lifestyle).
I don’t even mind the dramas (I’d rather call them adventures) that are thrown in the way amidst changing times; it’s part of the process, and I’m innately confident that I can land on my feet (a least eventually).
What excites me about changing times, is the uncertainty. What lies around the next corner? What opportunity will avail itself next – even if the opportunity looks like a roadblock?
Most people shy away from uncertainty; I try hard to revel in it.
Given my lifestyle, anything can happen. (Just about).
Next month, I could be on safari in Africa. I could be fishing with my partner in Nova Scotia. I could be house-sitting in Panama. I could be lounging in Switzerland. Or I could be here in Grenada.
It’s fun to wonder what’s around the next corner, because I have the freedom to embrace it – whatever it is – and that is very empowering.
The tripcentral.ca blog has recently introduced a Travel Firsts series, where travel writers profile first experiences on the road. Mine is the first in this series (talk about a bunch of firsts!), and is about getting whacked simultaneously with heartbreak and dengue fever in “paradise”.