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5 month reflection

5 month reflection

We've been on the road for 5 months now (give or take a week). This realisation hit me, in the car on the way to the Saharan desert. 5 months since we left our beautiful home in Utrecht. 

I realise I haven't written as much on my blog as I was going to do. I love writing, however after breaking my website 4 times I really wasn't looking forward to writing at all, because every time I was even attempting to do some technical issue would pop up. However, that's over now! The process of getting everything in order was super frustrating, yet I am quite proud now to have solved everything by myself. The other thing that makes me feel great is that I finally own all my stuff. Before my boyfriend owned my websites and the account I hosted my podcast on. I have been in the situation before where I tied my life too much to a boyfriend and after feeling so lost after that relationship ended I vowed to never let it come that far again. This was a massive step in the right direction.

Another thing I've realised is that I'm horrible at keeping in touch with my loved ones. There is so much going on here, a new country every month, and travelling with around 60 people (including the boyfriend) means I rarely even have time to feel lonely or think about home. I also manage three Facebook and one group, posting around 10 times a day. The moments when I'm not connected are blissful and rare. However I am going to attempt to send more love to the people back home. They are incredibly important to me, and because I don't know when I'll ever settle down again and what the next opportunity is to see them, every contact I have with them is incredibly valuable. I'll be better at it guys, I promise!

Here is a super quick reflection on the last 5 months (the more extended pieces I wrote on paper during my offline holiday I'll type out and share later). 

In the last 5 months:

  • We left our beautiful apartment in Utrecht
  • We went to NZ to do buying tours with our clients
  • We renovated our property in The Hague
  • I became conversational in Spanish
  • I learned how to make aqua de Valencia in Spain
  • Met 70 more people to travel the world with
  • Lived in student dorms in Portugal
  • Drank port in Porto
  • Rode camels in the Sahara
  • Slept outside in the Sahara under the stars
  • Launched a new business with my partner
  • Danced till 8 am in Lisbon
  • Saw Portugal become European champion at a big square in Lisbon
  • Rebuild my website 4 times
  • Gave a Tedex style talk which has been viewed more than 3000 times at the time of writing
  • Started to realise what a big adventure this thing called life really is
  • Been finally really happy again after a year of dealing with Post traumatic stress
Rabat - Sofia

Rabat - Sofia

Lisbon - Rabat

Lisbon - Rabat