In exactly one month from today, I will board a plane from Seattle in Porto in light of rediscovering my soul on the Camino de Santiago Trail, the Portuguese Central Way. 2018 has been one of most tough year's I've endured.
Divorce. Losing contract work. Can't seem to land a full-time job. Fractured Toes. Medical Bills. Getting ghosted by a so-called "spiritually enlightened and empathetic" man. Corrupt lawyers. But at least I'm still alive, and so are my cats and my family.
I discovered news that the gym I work in is temporarily closing for construction. I took this as a sign from God to get the hell out of Seattle and do something. Israel? Camino? Or both? I decided to skip Israel this trip, though its my Jesus Year being 33, and felt the need to resurrect just like Christ. When I booked Lufthansa Flight 1111 from Santiago to Germany, to return "home" to Hannover, I knew I made the right decision.
At some point in life you have to say, "fuck it," and stop worrying about bills, rent etc. and do something for your soul. What is it that you want to do? Whether it's to make time to read a book, or visit the land where your family comes from, at some point choose yourself. Live minimally and within your means, and when you do this, it gives you the flexibility and opportunities to choose yourself when needed.
As always, inspired by the sun,
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9/30/2018 05:38:17 pm
We all have these moments in our lives when things seem to be not working the way we want planned them to be. But despite of all these things that you have experienced, I admire your bravery of continuing life. I might still be younger than you and my experiences are not as hard as what you had, but things are not working right in my life as well. One of the things that I always think as a solution is to run away from all of these things. The pressure and burden begin to become unbearable to the point that I no longer know what to do anymore.
11/18/2018 05:53:40 pm
When it rains, it pours. We all go through stormy stretches in life. I love the approach you're taking by feeding the soul to get back on your feet. Sometimes a mental refresh is all we need to get back into the rhythm of things. Good luck with everything and hope to hear good things from you in the future!
11/18/2018 05:56:31 pm
Besides vacations, what other things do you guys do to refresh the mind? As a trainer, running and cycling are some of my go to activities, but I'd love to hear what others do to reflect and get away.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com