“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
I’ve most of the past 7.5 months traveling, first abroad in 14 countries, and then in the United States on a road trip through 27 states and 16 national parks.
I had the most incredible time. It feels really good to be home. And I still want to keep traveling.
I have no idea what’s in store for me next. I’ll spend the next weeks and months figuring that out. A year ago being this uncertain about my upcoming life plans would have stressed me out, but after almost a year away from normal life and normal worries I have a different perspective on a lot of things. And fortunately that new perspective lets me take life a little more slowly and with a lot less worry about the future or about planning a conventional path for my life.
Right now, I’m so happy to be back in Brooklyn and NYC for another gorgeous October. The air is crisp. The sun is shining. My days are open. I get to sleep in my own bed. Drink hot coffee from my own coffeemaker. See my friends that I missed dearly. Stroll the leaf covered NYC streets with my favorite Englishman holding my hand. Read.
I’ll share what’s next once I know that myself. In the meantime, I will catch up on blogging my adventures and travels. There are still so many photos and experiences to share. I’ll also get back to some “regular” posts about books, reading and cooking. On Saturday I’m also participating in my first Dewey’s Readathon in YEARS – it’s been so long! I’m looking forward to a full day spent with my nose in books.
Thanks for sharing this ride with me!