I talk a lot about intuition and how it plays such a powerful role in the way I live my life. I’ve always been a person ruled by feeling, and emotion, and most of my decisions are made by gut instincts vs logical reasoning. If something doesn’t feel right to me it’s almost as if I can’t physically bring myself to do it.
The past couple years especially have been a test of trusting my intuition. As I sit in my cozy apartment in Australia I wonder what life would have been like had I gone against my hearts pleading to travel and stretch, instead staying put giving in to the ‘what if’s’ of my mind. I’ve seen time and time again the consequences of going against my gut feeling to do what sounds right logically (IE: befriending certain people who didn’t have my best interest in mind). Now the time has come as I have 3 months left on my visa to put trusting myself to the true test.
A plan of some sort needs to be put together as I’m quite literally being kicked out of the country in early October. But to be honest, I’m ready to go. Australia has offered so much beauty as well as many personal growth opportunities and I know once I leave I will miss it but my heart tells me its time to move on.
Nearing a year of being away from my family and friends back in the U.S. there’s been incessant internal chatter about whether to keep on traveling or go home. While I initially thought I would be booking flights home to Milwaukee in August it seems I’ve had some sort of breakthrough and realized that may not be what I need right now. I’m not sure exactly when it happened but its as if in the past month I’ve overcome certain limitations that have always told me it was mandatory to go back home. That’s how its always been; work, save, travel, go back home and repeat. Except now I feel ready to try a different strategy.
What if I continued on? Truthfully it’s a thought that scares the hell out of me but at the same time it’s also intensely exciting. Instead of the thoughts of failure I’m being bombarded with images of success—what if I really can make a life of travel work for me? Trying something and finding out it didn’t work out quite as I hoped is much better than not trying at all and always wondering if things could have been different in my opinion.
At this stage I no certain plans so I won’t make any announcements. However, my intuition’s booming voice has been louder than ever and I think it’s safe to say I will be piecing together yet another adventure. I just feel like there’s so much more opportunity if I continue forward that it would be silly to back out now.
Stay tuned kids because I think there’s going to be some fun to be had.