Do you usually make a dream board at the beginning of the year? And if you do, do you revise it before the year ends to see how much you achieved?
In the beginning of 2017, I made this dream board. And I completely forgot about it. There were mostly places I wanted to visit, a few things I wanted to experience, and a few fears I wanted to conquer. I also left a lot of room for unexpected situations. They came in under the form of love, personal growth, happiness and a looot of pain.
Now that I look back at this dream board, I am so grateful that I didn’t plan it all. I am so grateful that I forgot about it and I let life flow. See, I have the tendency to move straight forward through life. It’s either black or white. It’s either day or night. But nature never moves in straight lines, only basic human logic does. Sunsets and sunrises, the moments when nature is neither daylight nor nightlight, are the most beautiful moments throughout the day.
Nature creates perfect order from chaos. Nature never moves in straight lines, only the human mind does. So when I made this dream board, I left room for angles and for chaos. Now, I want to create even more. I trust that nature will create the perfect order for me. All I have to do is let go and slip into the gap.
So I booked a trip…
There will be two weeks of traveling solo, journaling and accepting “My Next Nomadic Life Move”. (one of the fears I want to conquer) This translates into: “accepting uncertainty”, “accepting living for today”, “slip into the gap “, “be alone for a while, trust in yourself.”
There will be two weeks of reflection on everything I received. There will be two weeks when I want to make contact with the invisible power within me. What might seem like a “run-away-from-everything-trip”, transformed into a “dig-in-everything-you-learnt-and-create-something-extraordinary”.
Do you think a nomadic lifestyle is the new rich?
For me, this trip is the adult version of the Work & Travel Program. It is the Work & Travel on Ioana’s Terms & Conditions. This is what I always dreamed of…working remotely while taking care of my soul and visiting inspiring destinations. The truth is, I will always be a nomad soul. I love freedom. When routine kicks in, I will break it. I will shake my world. I will not wait for somebody else to wake me up or make me happy. Being able to work and travel at the same time, knowing that my base is in Romania, is something I wished for a long time. And this is the richest gift that life could offer me.
12 months almost gone, but how many moments?
How do you measure your time? When you look at your year, did it feel like 12 months? Did it feel empty or full? My time doesn’t measure in months. My time measures in moments. And lately, I missed these alive moments. These truly happy alive moments when I get goosebumps because my thoughts and emotions are so strong that they reflect in my body. I know that it is only from that state of mind that I can create my life.
So what better way than traveling solo, confronting myself and figuring out what I really want? My plane will leave soon. Let’s hope this trip will bring me the answers I need. Let’s start creating. Will you do the same?
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