It’s been quiet here for a while! That’s not likely to change in the near future, as our lives are in a more… stationary stage for the time being. We’re enjoying our time with our remaining dog in sunny Mexico, working hard to build our business and thinking about the future when we’re once again footloose and fancy-free. In any case, this post corresponds to a big milestone for us, and therefore merits (in my mind) some sort of marker, as much for ourselves as the blog.
I wish I could tell you about the day I woke up and realized that I was no longer in control of my own life. The writer in me wants to tell you that story in the same way you would encounter it in a novel, with me huddled in my bed as a clap of thunder rattled the windows, followed by a lightning bolt arcing through the sky—and me—as the realization struck that fear was now my mistress.
I’ve done a lot of things on our trip that a few years ago I never imagined I would do. The Tony of five years ago never dared to dream that he would travel through Japan, or ride a motorcycle through the wilds of the Philippines, or walk the Great Wall of China. In the last eight months I’ve given myself the chance to do things that once seemed impossible, or at least impossibly grand, but one thing in particular has had an unexpectedly profound effect on my life: scuba.
All my life I have been a water baby, spending my summers up in northern Ontario, doing my level best to transform from girl into dolphin, or at the very least, a mermaid. Some girls spend their childhood in gymnastics or ballet lessons, but those hours I spent each day swimming about in the lake that abutted my aunt’s property, those were my dance lessons as I learned to move my body with agility and grace while in the water.
Just by the skin of our teeth, we’re entering TravelSupermarket’s Capture the Colour travel photography contest! We were graciously nominated by our friends Vicky & Dave of A Couple Travelers and we couldn’t let their nomination be in vain. Because we have only been traveling on our big trip for 20 days at this point, […]
When Tony quit his job a few weeks ago, I expected there to be an immediate shift in his mood. After being unhappy and feeling burnt out by his job for several years, I thought that making a concerted effort to remove a source of stress and anguish would have him over the moon […]
[Note: this review is also posted at our non-travel blog, Steph & Tony Investigate!] For me, the very best books, regardless of genre, are the ones that whisk me away from my own life and allow me to see and understand the world in a way I hadn’t before. If there’s one type of book […]