“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
~ Jack Kerouac,
If you’re working with my Year of ME Planner you’ll know that one of the tools I use for life planning is Magical Carrots.
A Magical Carrot is both a reward for work completed, and an incentive to work towards. You can choose a Magical Carrot every month, or allow several smaller carrots to be replaced by one really big one.
My really big Magical Carrot for 2016 is a holiday.
Ben and I haven’t been on one since our trip to Thailand in 2012. Which was just before I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
On our last holiday I was in heart failure and my health was terrible. I truly thought it might be my last-ever trip. Each day was a struggle, and then in the middle of my holiday my precious Nana died, back home in Australia, and the rest of our trip became a blur of sadness and regret.
Now, four years later, I’m cleared to travel again and I am more than ready for the next adventure.
We’re leaving on the 29th of this month, and will be gone for just over five weeks.
Five weeks of downtime. Five weeks of rest. Five weeks of new horizons and curiosities. And five weeks to hold my beloved’s hand and give him my undivided attention.
I’m starting to get excited!
I’ll have written lots of blog posts and activities to be uploaded while I’m gone, and I’ll check in in person once or twice to update you and share a few pictures and stories. But mostly, I’ll be in holiday mode. As much as this psychic ever can be in holiday mode. (Look what happened on my last cruise!)
I’m counting down the sleeps. I’ve dragged my suitcase out and I’m googling the weather in Bangkok and Rome and Venice and Split and Corfu. Soon I might even start packing.
How about you? Do you have a Magical Carrot on the near (or far) or horizon?
I’d love to hear about it!
Lots of love,
Nicole <3 xx