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Camino de Santiago

They say that if you’re not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.

A couple of weeks ago I was told that I was no longer needed in my job. I am currently in job transition since then and I really don’t know what is going to happen next in my life. When I was told that there was no more need for my services, I responded with excitement and enthusiasm (internally), because honestly my heart wasn’t really in that job. I could not see myself there in the long-term. The job was not making a statement of who I am.

Within two days of being told that there was no more work for me, I booked a 5 – 6 week trip to Spain to do the Camino de Santiago.  For the last couple of years, I have wanted to do this 800km pilgrimage walk however I have never been able to “fit it in” because of various life commitments. At the moment I am free and single and feel there is no better time to do it…..

A quote which really inspired me to do it was;

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now!”  ~ Paolo Coelho

It’s so true!! 🙂

A lot of us, myself included feel that we are going to live forever and we can have the tendency to go to the place of procrastinating about making a decision of really going for what we want in life. For me this decision is saying a loud YES to what I want to do at this phase in my life and not what I should do.

A part of me is a little nervous about this journey however a big part of me is really excited. I have been reading and talking to people about this walk and it seems it is very much an inner and an outer journey.

I am aware I don’t have any control over the people I meet and the situations that I encounter on this journey, however I do have control over the intentions and beliefs that I would like to have.  As part of my preparation for going on this walk, I have come up with some intentions for it;

~ To connect more to my higher purpose and a deeper part of myself.

~ To have more clarity on what inspires me and to have the capacity to live my passion.

~ To love and trust myself.

~ To trust my intuitive sense.

~ To be present to where I am.

~ To have fun and enjoy myself.

~ To be open to what ever happens and let go of any expectations.

~ To connect with people in a real and authentic way.

~ To enjoy the journey not just the destination.

~ I would also like to walk in silence for about an hour or more every day.

 

At the moment I don’t know what the future beholds after this journey to Spain however a part of me is trusting that I will be shown the way.

My Camino walk begins at the start of August and I hope to share some of my journey, my experiences and insights on my blog here……

I leave in a weeks time….Camino de Santiago here I come !:)

Namaste

~ TW

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