Once upon a time I came into this online-planet not knowing that it would turn out to change my life! But then I disappeared...
If you've been following me you know that I'm an eco-love-warrior, friendly vegan advocate, food-loving creator of all things deliciously healthy for you and meal plan maker extraordinaire! I'm also a gypsy globe-trotter, an avid adventurer, inspiration and motivation specialist and last but not least, I was what they call a full time Steemian!
But why did I leave then?
I haven't posted in so long, my account fell asleep. Is there anybody out there?
This is my (very condensed 5 min) story....
A couple of months ago, my feet started to itch. I was living in my brand new house, looking out into the rice paddy adored with palm trees and listening to the sounds of birds flicker in the sweet breeze when my heart began rippling.
Could it be? I missed home.
For me, home is always where the heart is. I haven't had a "home" in about 5 years when I first took off on a bus with a backpack and a strong will for adventure- most of all, guided by my heart. However, where I was born and raised was in America's hat, Canada.
Touring the globe, always on the go, backpacks and airplanes, airplanes and backpacks... it seemed to be the norm at some point. Pick up and go, don't forget anything... pick up and go.
It's a rush you know? Everytime you hit that "book" button and the plans start tethering together, excitement pulses through your very existence as you long and yearn for the next step... but on the other hand, the pains and pressures of being consistently on the go start to ache within the deepest heart strings. That is when I found solace in Bali, the love of my life.
I was sitting at my big table on the patio, in the warm summer sunshine of "high season" on one of the world's most beautiful islands and I did something crazy- I clicked "book"!
Before I knew it, I was riffling through my possessions, making piles on the floor, deliberating over what was "necessity" and what was "not necessary." People were coming and going, in and out of my house... potential renters, buyers collecting my worldly treasures. Everything was spinning around me.
Two women moved into my house, and off I went with my backpack again, south towards the water to capture some of Bali's famous beach time before I flew back to Canada for the summer.
When the plane landed in my familiar land, it was as though I froze in time. What was I doing?
My father who came to stay with me in Bali last winter had me semi-convinced upon buying my ticket to come work with him in his restaurant but as I landed, I wondered what I was really flying all this way for.
I have been deeply contemplating my place in this world and how to spend my time and efforts most effectively. (You know me, obviously getting to know the local farmers is always high on the priority list!)
It was never my dream or intention to be online half as much as I was finding myself and all of a sudden at home, in my old bedroom (just the way I left it so many years ago) I found peace, tranquility and patience to understand myself a little bit better and that has been an incredible gift.
Just turning off and tuning in, being with my mom if not just to sit beside here and have her near. Having my sister in the room beside me. Having my father just a short drive away. These are moments I have been relishing in as I struggled with my wildness and had to ask myself if it was all worth it and if I was in fact living what we call our best lives.
I still have many questions left unanswered but what I know is that I made the best decision to come home and get to experience what I have. it's been so profound and I am happy to be able to report to anyone who may be worried, I am definitely not up to any trouble! ;)
Forgive me for leaving without any notice. Steemit has become a community for me with wonderful people who have encouraged and supported me the whole way through!
I believe this time "off" that I have had has brought me on a journey that will make me a better me which makes me an even better me to help the world in the ways I love and aspire to do!
I'm looking forward to moving on to my next adventure! Will you be coming along too?
My heart's in charge here. I write about what I feel in the moment. What inspires me, what drives my passion!
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