…best laid schemes of mice and men…
When we first had the seemingly crazy idea to leave our jobs, home, family and friends we knew we didn’t want to spend our last year living in central London in our heads imagining the years of travel to come, and so we didn’t. We enjoyed every day of that last year and left England with no plan other than that we would spend the first three months on a beach in Thailand. Which we did, and whilst sunning ourselves we planned the following few months and on and on we went.
At the end of our travels, entranced by our experiences we returned with a plan to work for up to a year saving as much money as possible before heading off again. And I’m not saying that isn’t going to happen but you know what they say about the best laid schemes of mice and men…
Plans are great but for us it seems living in the moment and responding to whatever life brings to us is even better. So now our plans are a little more fluid, our end goal is still to return to Asia, condemning my hair to a life without heat would be a very cruel act indeed 😉 and of course we still want to dive and live in the sun. Maybe we’ll go back and invest in a dive shop, maybe I’ll work for someone else, or maybe I’ll do what I am so good at doing over here, over there. Our plan, as I seem to remember saying once before, is not to plan, although we’re not really saying no to plans and planning, rather we’re saying yes to life and enjoying the freedom that comes from allowing ourselves to say yes to the unexpected opportunities that life is so good at providing.
Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder that it is okay to change your mind, to change your plans whilst still wending your way towards that end goal, to decide you want to do something that others might view as crazy along the way. After all we are all different and it is your life, the only thing you really need to do with it is to make sure that you live it in a way that makes your very precious and lovely heart SING Xx
Hi! It’s Jasmine, the Dutch girl from Redang Island, remember? You took me out snorkeling to see a shark and turtle. I was just looking at pictures from my time in Malaysia and I thought about you guys. I tried to find your blog to see how you are doing, and well, here I am. It looks like you’ve had an amazing time in Asia. I can’t believe you are a diving instructor! Wow, that is so cool. You were quite scared in the beginning and how wonderful to read that you fell in love with diving and you found your passion. I hope you can adjust to life in the UK, must be hard after such a long time of freedom. Best wishes!
Of course I remember you! It was a totally unexpected roller coaster of an adventure and we met you right at the beginning! Will email you, would love to hear how you are doing and what you’ve been up to!Xx