Tayrona National Park, Colombia
My adult life has been constantly in motion, characterized by perpetual movement and a nagging need to always have something on the horizon. There was university in Halifax, and then backpacking through Europe, then a few months in Toronto followed by adventures through the Caribbean and Russia. I moved to Scotland, and then Japan, with lot of travel in between. Most of 2011 was spent on the road, first in Southeast Asia and the Subcontinent, and then through North America. Most of 2012 was spent in Central and South America. There was always something, always more.
And as 2013 dawned, I found myself struggling to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. There were a few options, and for a while I thought I wanted to move to Thailand to complete my dive master, but since returning from Brazil a month ago I've realized that I'm ready for a little bit more stability in my life. I'll still be moving on, I'll still be looking forward, but this time it will be with more permanence, with eyes on my future years and not just my future months.
And so where do I see myself living for the next few years? It's a place I've always known I would live in, a place I've been to many times, a place I fell in love with the first time I went at 13 years old. It will allow me to travel all over the world, it will allow me to reconnect with old friends, it will allow me to go back to school and to hopefully set up a lifelong career. Needless to say, I'm excited.
See you in six weeks, London.
EDIT: Hmm...visa issues. Might be longer than six weeks, but I'll get there eventually!