6 months, 14 countries, 18 seminars / book-signings, 32 scuba dives, and a helluva lot of fun in between.
Indonesia ~ you were everything and more. Ironically, I almost boycotted this leg of my trip due to the recent Lombok earthquakes. So I find it humorous that the past few weeks in Indonesia have been some of the best adventures of my trip. While I spent more time underwater than on land, I experienced so much more than expected.
Yesterday was my last play day scuba style, and the earth moved. While 20 meters under the sea exploring the Liberty Shipwreck at Tulamben, there was a 4.4 earthquake in the ocean near Bali. It was wild to experience the quake through water waves. The sound was like a giant airplane and boat combined. The wreck didn’t seem to move around us, but time stood still if only for a moment.
And now time moves forward again, as I prepare for the flight back to America via Hong Kong. While it will take me almost 24 hours to get home, crossing the international date line means I will arrive the same day I leave. But I am coming home very different.
It has been an amazing six months; a dynamic balance of work and play; time spent with visiting friends and plenty of solo travels too. I met some amazing people along the way who now hold a special place in my heart.
This ‘round the world adventure has taught me so much about resilience, overcoming fear, working within limitations, and what truly matters to me. I dared to love every day, and every day loved me back.
This journey has reminded me that life is not about settling down. Life is about not settling for anything less than what your heart can dream. And if you trust that dream, you will be gifted with all that you need to support the grand adventure.
Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, and waking up to the curious question of how I will play these changes forward.
Shaking it up…