Book recommendation and a dream coming true!

Columbus is finally waking up and I couldn’t be more happy about it. What a crazy power the sun and the warm temperatures have on my mood. I’ve been sitting outside all morning, reading and just enjoying the warm weather, 20 degrees celsius!! Flowers are blooming, people are walking and smiling at each other and the birds are singing. What a difference!

I am only half way through this book “To Shake the Sleeping Self”, by Jedidiah Jenkins, but I really have to recommend it. It’s a beautifully written journal about Jedidiahs own journey, from Oregon to Patagonia by bicycle. A physical but also a psychological journey of living a life with no regrets. His writing feels like poetry at some times. Like this for example;

“I have learned this for certain: if discontent is your disease, travel is medicine. It resensitizes. It opens you up to see outside the patterns you follow. Because new places require new learning. It forces your childlike self back into action.”

I just think it’s a great book, I guess I relate with him because he is in his 30’s, but also because I share his thoughts on living a life through an exploring mind. Moving to Columbus has really set our minds into being more open. Noticing new things because you have to. You are trying to figure out how to fit in to this new place, so you pay attention to every little detail.

I always learn the most and grow the most when I find myself in new places with new challenges. It can be hard, and you can question your decision a lot, but in the end of the day I’ve never regretted putting myself in those positions. So on it goes….

Checking out the waves before our surf lesson in Byron Bay, 2007.

On Sunday I am going on another adventure, that will be all about new learning. I am going to Costa Rica for a week of surfing!!! So excited!!! Can’t believe I get to do this. Honestly, it has been a dream of mine ever since I backpacked in Australia 2007. I took one day of surf lesson then and I’ve been wanting to do it again ever since. I will probably be the oldest one in the camp so I’m trying to work on my surf lingo – awesome/epic/no worries/that’s cool haha

So stay tuned for more travel explorations!

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