by Brenna Holeman

Hoi An, VietnamIn reference to that big decision I was talking about a few days ago… I did it. I finally followed both my head and my heart; I so often only follow one or the other. It was a sudden and unexpected decision, and if you would have told me one month ago that I would be happy with this result, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I’m now a single woman, but one that is now free to do exactly what I’ve always dreamed of doing: to travel the world for a year. In the next year, I am going to travel SE Asia, study French in Paris, volunteer in India, and finally spend some quality time with my family (in Canada, America, and Israel). I might even make it to South America, I might even apply for school in Ireland, I don’t know. You know that saying about the world as your oyster? Well I feel like I just discovered the most beautiful pearl.

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Toni October 2, 2010 - 2:16 am

I’m so glad to come across your blog again, I think the last I saw was livejournal (I was before_moonrise). Happy to see you’re still traveling and posting pictures and being inspirational. Good luck with all the new changes.

<3 Toni

Naomi October 2, 2010 - 2:49 am


Best decision ever 🙂

Brenna October 2, 2010 - 6:01 am

Thanks for the comments! I’ll keep my chin up.

Jaclyn October 3, 2010 - 4:56 am

Hi Brenna. I followed you on livejournal (my username was thejaclyneffect) and am now following you on here – your prose and photos are as beautiful as ever. Congratulations on making your hard but wise decision!

Brenna October 3, 2010 - 9:59 am

Thank you very much, Jaclyn! I appreciate the words of encouragement and I’m glad that you are still reading! xo

Evie October 21, 2010 - 8:46 am

Hey Bren,
Don’t know when I’ll get to write you next as I don’t know when you’ll have an address! I got your last postcard from Philipines & it is grinning toothily at me from my noticeboard at home – keep em coming! 🙂

Glad to hear you’re happy & in control, which is the most important thing. Sometimes destiny throws a curveball at you; but I know that if you’re following your heart you’re bound to end up on the right path!

And the fact that you’re still going going going means I get to live vicariously still! Hurrah.

Anyway, look forward to more adventurous stories & musings from you in the coming weeks/months/years! And let me know when you have an address I can write to again.

Lots of love

Brenna October 26, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Thank you, Evelyn! I will write you an email as soon as I get back to Canada! xo


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