There was a subtle shift in the air this year, a faint whisper of change, of saying goodbye, of reinvention. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I noticed, or rather something in me noticed. Finally the fear of staying trumps the fear of leaving.

I’ve always had this urge to pack up and leave … leave sans any inkling of where exactly I’d end up. The promise of the unknown, the freedom of living a life frowned upon by society, it all seems like some pleasant dream lingering even after you’ve awakened. I often jokingly blame this on my non-existent gypsy roots, or my ‘wandering’ spirit, aptly coined by a friend of mine – all in an effort to explain why I don’t seem to fit the mould everybody else took so well to.

As I expectantly, and rather impatiently plan my future, I’m nervous at the prospect of failure, but I suspect a few moons from now, holding a glass of my fave vino, I’d much rather rant about how I leapt and fell to the earth face first, than explain why I clutched to the cliff.


  1. I think we’re all nervous about failing regardless of how big or small the leap is, but if we never try, we’ll never know. And I’m a firm believer in just going for it. This was beautifully written and I know whatever journey you set out on, it’ll pay off in ways you haven’t even thought of yet. ;-)

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