I realize how infrequent my postings have become but believe me, it is not that I have forgotten you guys, on the contrary I think about you daily and have been dying to update you on my goings on. I read the title to one of Crazy Train To Tinky Town’s blogs which read “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” and I can assure you what I have lacked in the writing department I have surely made up for in the doing department. Before we even get to all of that, I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude right now and need to thank you all so much for always coming along with me because today marks a very important day for me and us. It is exactly one year since I took off from home for this adventure that we have been on. When I left and everyone asked how long I would want to go for, I said I would like to be able to make it to a year, and here we are! We made it!!
One year ago with my bags packed and my old life traded in, I boarded a plane to London a place I had never been to before with the idea of doing something entirely different than what transpired. What unfolded was a six month tour of Europe to sixteen countries all foreign to me and the adventure of a lifetime. From hotels to hostels to couch surfing you went on all these new experiences with me and were at times my only company. We lost my luggage with all my documents in Turkey and partied our lives away in the Greek isles and hiked mountains in Austria, took twenty hour bus rides to Romania, got fined in Switzerland and took water buses through Venice, had drinks with hitch hikers in Bosnia, went salsa dancing in Hungary and the list goes on. We even unexpectedly returned to the states because of identity theft, but then did get to enjoy lots of time with family and friends as well as time in two beautiful, big cities. Oh and lets not forget our little paradise that was the Cayman Islands.
So needless to say we got around (in a good way), we then returned to Europe, London and Greece specifically, and now on the one year mark have found ourselves in Australia! Yes the latter part has some missing details which in the following days I will get you all filled in on. Nonetheless this has all been way more than I could have hoped for and now for the million dollar question that I had no way of answering when this all began a year ago, “So what happens after the year, then what?” Well now that I am there I can say I have decided to stay in Australia for a while and continue the adventures down under! I had no way of even fathoming that a year ago. All I can think is WOW. Many of you have been there from the very first post and stayed with me all the way through and I just want to send the biggest hugs and thank yous that I can. I can’t wait to see where else life and God takes me, but one thing I know for sure you will be updated every step of the way