I think I owe you an explanation.
We need to talk. I think I owe you an explanation. If you've been reading lately, you know I'm still considering where to live next. You know that I've returned from the Best Year Ever, and you've probably figured out that the title "Kelly's Gone Again" doesn't seem as zingy when I'm, well, here.
You may also know that I was seriously considering keeping it up and, for example, making a little life in Lima. What better way to spend the rest of 2009 than setting up shop in Peru and joining a maternity clinic I'd found to expand my interests in all things baby-related, right? Well
Actually, I decided staying put was a better way, and here is the short answer why: there's nothing like the rush you get when you go, but naturally, you do miss home. And, I've got stuff to do (details to follow)! In the words of a good friend of mine, you need wings and roots.
So I'm planting myself down for a while, and I'm loving it though, as I've said before, I'm not out of the passport stamp collecting business yet. I'll be off again soon. I'll take notes, and pictures. The travel musings will just be less frequent. Some of you will stop reading. Others will start.
So I'll keep writing, probably with stories of my latest adventure: something coach and author Pam Slim calls "escape from cubicle nation." Post-travel time has been full of post-corporate life entrepreneurship and new career beginnings a whole different definition of destination unknown motivated in large part by this year's events. It all begs repeating of the mantra I started 2009 with: Just because you don't know where you're going, it doesn't mean you shouldn't take people along for the ride.
I don't know exactly what happens next, but I know it'll be honest and organic. It will be less diary and more discussion. There's no set guidebook or map, no recipe for success and no guard against failing. Its brilliant, bumpy, fun, challenging and thrilling.
Its me, putting it out there. And hopefully you too, watching, reading, riding along.
Posted in Traveling Post Date 06/16/2017