I am cautiously psyched about our upcoming trip to Europe!
Cautious because I dont want any high expectations or excitement to jinx this trip – I am superstitious that way :-o! Anyway my husband and I have been planning to do an across Europe trip for a couple years now. For one reason or another it hasn’t happened yet but this year despite a tight budget we have decided its now or never.
In about 18 days we plan to cover 5 countries across central Europe. I want this trip to be a time where I enjoy a different culture not just as a tourist but as a traveller where I can learn things about others and myself. Aside from that I will also indulge in touristy pleasures too like posing in front of the ever-famous Eifel Tour and the Vatican and what-not…
I am sure I might not feel like going back to work after such a long trip! But we must press on- I shall think about it when we return. For now it is about absorbing each day and reveling in every exprience, taking it as it comes and going with the flow.
More updates to follow about the trip!
The human spirit is an amazing thing. You think “I cannot survive this” or “I won’t be able to get beyond this hurt or loss”. But amazingly our spirit shows us that we can, we do have that ability. To take the next breath, to put the next foot forward, as time goes by all hurts heal. Scars remain, yes but the spirit heals and grows and you go past what you thought was not possible.
This is why I tell myself to never think – “I hope this doesn’t ever happen to me because I think I won’t survive the pain”. Life has a way of proving us wrong in the most twisted of manners. This is not to say I think that bad things will happen all the time and I have to keep expecting them.
No, rather I want to build up my spirit and resilience and tell myself that no matter how hard the situation, I have the ability to go beyond it and my spirit will survive. This is one way I combat the many fears, doubts and anxieties that creep in and disturb my peace.
I will handle it no matter what. And so will you. We all have the ability to do so. We need to believe in it.