I was thinking about returning to England, about how we would have come full circle and then about how it seems to me there is no such thing, more a spiral of life that expands as we move forward or contracts as we get stuck or stagnate in life. While it is sad that this part of the adventure is coming to an end returning to England after almost six hundred days of self financed travel and exploration could never be seen as anything but a success. So our spiral continues to expand, taking in places once known and visited but by a new me who has grown and changed over the last few years.
We left England with the goal of having the most amazing adventure; we hadn’t planned much other than the first few months and had a rough list of countries we wanted to visit. We made it to some and fell in love, others were marvels we have no need to revisit and some are still to come.
We discovered and fell in love with diving, which turned out to be the greatest gift we could ever have given ourselves and used far more of our savings than imagined to dive hundreds of times and for me to complete the journey from open water student to dive instructor.
Looking on the bright side to spending all of our moola we now have the means to earn a living in Asia (albeit a poorly paid one) and it also gave us the reality check that we needed to return to England for a while to sort out all of our stored belongings and to work for a while to earn some more money so that when we do return to Asia we’ll have a healthy buffer.
And returning to England also brings its own joys, spending time with loved ones is something we have both missed although we agree that returning at the height of the British winter is probably not our smartest move to date 😉
So I sit here, five hundred and eighty three days since we began this journey, filled with wonder of how much we have accomplished and for all we’ve seen and love for those we’ve met. I’m also a little sad that this part is over but mostly I am nervously excited for what is to come, (and I don’t mean the ridiculous twenty two hour journey via Kuala Lumpur to get to London) This spiral of mine is a life I could not have imagined and one I am very happy to be living Xx
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