Changes have been a permanent feature in my life. Some of them have been quite challenging. I’ve learnt to adapt. I have learnt to find creative ways to continue to thrive. I keep seeing farther in the landscape of my inner territory. Its vastness keeps surprising me.
A number of years ago, I was watching myself face the end of my marriage – and the end of my life and the end of my family as I knew it. I was looking at myself as if I was looking at someone else I was yet to meet – a single woman.
For the first time I was feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. For the first time, the work that I loved doing and which fired me up, was becoming an energy drain.
I needed a serious break. I toyed with the idea of going on a sabbatical year so that I could rest, reflect and be clear about my new direction.
And that’s what I decided to do. The moment my mind was set, I put all my things in storage, closed my yoga business and let go of my home.
I had become a nomad.
I was ready for my next step: walking the Camino Trail – a 800 km walk from the Pyrenees mountains in France to the city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
A new life had started for me.
I was its co-creator.
photo by claude renault