I’m a bit rusty at this whole blogging thing, but I promised a few of you that I would keep you updated and give glimpses into this big adventure, and I’m a woman of my word.
As I’m writing this, I’m an hour out from London, a day from Paris Disneyland and a weekend from starting my Camino.
Did you even know I’m overseas? I guess not everyone would..
Last year, I was pretty lost. I had no real direction, didn’t know what my ‘purpose’ was, and was still trying to chase God around the world like it was a big hide and seek game.
I remember googling ‘long distance hikes’ a few times. I thought that maybe I would get a spiritual awakening or whatever you want to call it if I just walked far enough. It seemed to work for Walter Middy!
But last year was not my time for Camino. I ended up in Byron Bay, embraced by a glorious Tribe family and on a journey of the heart instead. And it was there that I found my peace.
Slowly, with no real defining moment, I found myself. I became comfortable with the mystery of my purpose being simply to love Jesus, and love the world around me. When I’m in step with Him, I can’t go too wrong.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but this past year has been preparation for me to embark on this pilgrimage. My walk to Santiago de Compostela is now no longer a cry of desperation, but comes from a place of freedom and overflow. I know Jesus, and now I get to adventure this with Him.
I’m not frantically running after God; I’m dancing with Him across mountains and fields.
And what a special gift to be able to experience this alongside two beautiful friends!
Glen and Iley – two magnificent shining people! I couldn’t have ever dreamt up that our paths would align in such a way.
Yes, this is my own journey, as it is each of theirs, but what a blessing to be able to do this with a brother and sister alongside me. (I know it’s a comfort to Mum and Dad as well 😉 ).
I will do my best to write what I can; to share my highs and lows, stories of people I meet along the Way and lessons I learn.
The next six weeks hold a wealth of goodness, growth and surprises for me, I’m sure. I know that my victories and revelations can hold keys for others, and so I want to be diligent in sharing whatever I can – be it through this blog, face to face when I return home, or by correspondence if you have specific questions or prayer requests.
Let me know how I can share and serve you in this too. I want to learn to love better, to see people more deeply, to leave an impact. If there is any way I can invite you into this journey with me, I will do so.
Love to you all,