In April 2017 we asked ourselves, what would we do if we could do anything? The answer was stop working and go off travelling.
Just less than a year later, in March 2018, we left good jobs, sold our house, gave away most of our possessions and went to South East Asia, mainly India, for a year. Here are my India highlights.
Getting from April 2017 to March 2018 was scary at times. B, a fellow blogger and now friend who I met here on WP, sent me the Rilke quote above which is useful now too.
Before we left the UK we bought a narrowboat to live on when we get back. It is moored in an area that was unfamiliar to either of us, we spent two very happy weeks on it before we left.
It’s natural to feel some anxiety about our return home (in less than a week!) and there have been times when it has tipped into fear. With regular meditation helping I have recently experienced it as excitement rather than anxiety, and the future being unmapped as seeming expansive and joyful rather than scary.
I’ve channelled my anxiety into getting this week’s and next week’s blog posts prepared and scheduled. The following week I hope to be back with an update re life back in the UK and on the boat.
I am not full of doom and gloom about returning to the UK, I’m excited about seeing friends and family. My son has done amazingly well since we’ve been away, as well as facing his fears and getting his teeth done, his career as an artist has taken off, and his work is being exhibited in New York in May, see flier below!
Thank you very much for reading
For photographs of the trip see Instagram travelswithanthony