IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! 😁 (Here, in America.. Because I know for my Australians it happened yesterday. Time zones, right?) And it’s been an absolutely beautiful day. Maya woke me up with a cup of coffee. Thibaud - who left KM sometime after Jefé and I but hasn’t been seen in two days - caught us up. … Continue reading Day Fifty Three: 1195.7 – 1212.9km
Well, I figured it couldn’t last forever, right? It didn’t. I got up at stupid o’clock (4AM) and continued to press snooze for half an hour.. then it still took me until 5:20 to have my life fully packed and walking away from my tent site. My knee still ached, but at least it was … Continue reading Day Ten: 196.4 – 231.8km
Three weeks ago, I purchased the ugliest pair of shoes I think I have ever seen. They're even worse than the time Mum let Nanna take me shoe shopping for school in Grade 4. In all her wisdom, Nanna wanted me to get a pair of sensible, sturdy school shoes. She wanted to ensure my feet … Continue reading Sensible Shoes
Technically, I only visited Aspen for lunch. My family lives half a hour from there in a valley bordered by majestic mountains, with a freezing creek running beside the house and a pristine lake just a stones throw away (if you have a good arm). The cold snap hasn’t quite hit yet, but there was … Continue reading Aspen
Abortion: not a topic I generally (ever) talk about publicly. It is a delicate topic for many, and I am not one to start an argument. Unless we are down to the last Tim-Tam, of course. Knowing it is such a sensitive issue, I have most often elected to stay away from the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate, and … Continue reading Life
I had a love affair. I had a love affair with the Camino. It was passionate, it was deep, it was over too soon. Our time together was all too fleeting, but I gave my heart wholly and I will never quite get it back.I'm not sure I even want to. I learnt, I grew, … Continue reading India
Today was another beautiful day in paradise. Mondayitus? Not even on my radar. It started with a typical French brekky (croissant, baguette, orange juice and black coffe -great combo!) with Alice. Then I got to facetime my parents and simultaneously have a wuick love affair with a puppy called Maya. We jumped on a train … Continue reading ¡Buen Camino!
Whooooah, that is a corny title. But really, it's true. I just said goodbye to eleven of the best people I know (two still to go) - some I will see again before I head home, some I will see back in Australia, some I'm hoping my path will cross with again this side of heaven. … Continue reading The First Day of the Rest of My Life