Choosing Life

I am choosing my life. I am not allowing life to happen to me. Last week I quit my job and by the end of this week, I will be on an airplane starting the first leg of three months of travel. I leave behind my community of family and friends with an open heart, ready to meet and create a new community from strangers in new places. I will be my own home with the pack on my back housing my entire life.

I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger...I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.
— Leo Tolstoy

Iā€™m incredibly excited, but at the same time terrified. Choosing to be uncomfortable and open to the unknown, is going to be a challenge. Giving up simple comforts like sleeping in my own bed is worrisome. What brings me solace is the fact that it feels right.

I have nothing holding me back, or tethering me to what has been home. When I think about this trip, all I can do is smile. Iā€™m ready to go where the wind takes me.

Natalie Sanchez