After watching ‘Wild’ last night, a movie that shows Reece Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, walking 1600miles solo along the Pacific Crest Trail, and a really great run this morning, I am reminded of an article I read on an in-flight magazine a little over three weeks ago.
I was flying from Ireland to South Korea, after an amazing nine weeks at home with family and friends, during which time I got married. It was a very teary goodbye on my behalf. I can be a bit of an emotional eejit at times and this was the longest time I’d spent with my family since I graduated college almost 6 years ago. When I said goodbye I was facing into the longest stint away yet without a visit home - it will be close to 21 months before I’m home again. But with each passing day, home is one day closer and I’ve a whole lot of adventuring to do in the mean time. The goodbyes were hard, they always are, but with them said and behind me, I am firmly looking to the future.