The time to depart Australia more permanently than just for a holiday (for the second time round) has finally come! At one point it felt as though this day would never arrive. The idea for the next adventure was seeded so many months ago and now the nurturing, plotting, planning, organising and co-ordinating have all finally paid off. I am out of here! I am of course sad to go and will miss my awesome friends the most but the momentum has been building for some time and I am ready to get started with eager anticipation for what lies ahead.
I have to say I am some what delirious…. it has been a crazy busy week! The apartment felt like it would never be empty… the cupboards just kept on giving! There were endless appointments, phone calls to wrap up business, cancel standing orders, pay bills, sell household items, buy necessary supplies, visit the dentist, doctor and optician, say good-byes… and decide what to pack in the suitcase to last the next few months! Thankfully the tasks are now completed and the packing is done, all my worldly belongings are soon to be sailing across the seas and tomorrow I will be flying through the sky on the way to Cape Town!
I can’t wait to sit back on the plane, take stock of everything and try to prepare myself mentally for the next chapter. I guess the three flights from Melbourne to Sydney to Johannesburg to Cape Town should be enough time! So many thoughts are racing through my brain. I feel exhilarated and excited but I know I am also anxious due to the intense dreams I have been having. It is strange how the sub-conscious is so affected. Even though we think we are coping on the surface, deep down our mind has warning lights flashing preparing itself for the unexpected just in case!
Anyway, must dash as I want to slip in one more coffee on the laneways, say a couple of last minute “see you later’s” and if I still have time visit the Monet exhibition at the National Gallery before the day is done!
I will be in touch from the new destination!
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.