Friday June 10th 2016 – Big Island, Hawaii
This week marks the one year anniversary of the date I arrived in South Africa on a one-way ticket to begin my personal life experiment as a global nomad to challenge myself to move beyond fear and take no day for granted. I deliberately started this journey without a map, plan or itinerary in order to be completely conscious and present in the moment and open to opportunities that would arise along the way.
Today I woke up in a villa overlooking the twinkling Pacific Ocean set by a pool in a tropical garden, scented by Plumeria flowers and a mango tree laden with ripe fruit. Even before I opened my eyes, I was smiling. remembering with as much joy as it is possible to imagine that I had work today – because that work is taking people to experience the healing magic of swimming with the wild dolphins. It’s hard to describe the sheer wonder and overwhelming gratitude of waking up in a place that constantly amazes and delights me with surrounding beauty and abundance where I am being paid to share with people the thing that gives me more joy than anything else in the world.
To have lasted for an entire year is astonishing and has given me so much more than I could have imagined.I didn’t specify a certain length of time when I embarked upon this journey, not least because I had no idea if my idea was even feasible and whether I would be capable of living in that much uncertainty. But organically, it now feels complete. Like a message in a bottle tossed into the ocean, I have been guided by unseen forces and finally gently washed ashore at the destination that patiently awaited me all along. I am starting another chapter in my life, embracing my healing gifts fully, in the paradise that is Hawaii.