Expanding my horizons while getting centered!
I woke up this year and realized it’s been 10 years since I got a divorce. I was so focused on giving the kids a stable life, that I pushed myself aside during this process. Rather than save for a sports car I’m fighting to slow time, savoring each moment thrown in my path …though time races by. While chasing down the kids, I’ve lost sight of my center – sound familiar?
Inspired by Cheryl Strayed on the Wild Pacific Crest Trail, Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love, Michael Crichton’s Travels and Bill Bryson on his A Walk in the Woods, I’d hungrily devour each book, sit back, relax my eyes and simmer in the beauty of their journey. Then my left brain kicked in and immediately drew connections, followed common themes mapping out how I could do this without leaving my hometown, or my home.
I’m calling it the PJ Wilderness! It’s a Personal Journey that we can take (without leaving the comfort of our PJs!)
Here is the proposed itinerary, but be prepared for detours (Links take you to the corresponding blog post – no link means check back soon for the next step!):
Step 1: DESTINATION
Step 2: ASK FOR TIME OFF
Step 3: MAP TRIP/LEAVE A TRAIL
Step 4: DON’T GET STUCK
Step 5: PACK LIGHTLY
Step 6: PROPER FUELING
Step 7: SETTING UP CAMP
Step 8: BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Step 9: RESPECT THE WILDLIFE
Step 10: STICK TO THE TRAIL
Step 11: ACHES AND PAINS
Step 12: STRENGTHENING AND CONDITIONING
Step 13: OBSERVE AND RECORD THE AMAZING SCENERY
Step 14: LEAVE NO TRACE
I’ll be documenting my personal journey – feel free to leave links to yours in the comments. Come along with me for the adventure – new friends are the best gift of the journey!