The Australian Aborigines undertake a spiritual journey know as a walkabout. My mother often used the term to explain my continual wanderings from the family home when I was young; the term was also used by Dr Stephen Franklin, a character on the science-fiction show Babylon 5, who went on his version of a walkabout in Season 3.
Over the past year I’ve come to the realization that I need to go walkabout – not literally, but figuratively – because I don’t want to spend the rest of my list just existing. I want to enjoy life and, if possible, be happy. Furthermore, it is the New Year, and the New Year is often a time for resolutions. So, this year, I have made two and, by choice, they are not specific. (I've found that with specific resolutions you either keep them or you don't...in my case it is usually the latter.) Both resolutions will be a work in progress but both are more than important, they are necessary.
1) To feel comfortable in my own skin (not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally)
2) To find what makes me happy and what inspires me
Both are a big ask, but you have to start somewhere, right?
So why the blog? It’s to help me learn to express myself and not to be afraid when doing so. I’m sure I’ll edit each post numerous times (this one is a perfect example) before posting it, but I hope to reduce the amount of editing as I go. And as for what the posts contain….I haven’t got that far yet. Probably anything and everything – whatever pops into my head. Books more than likely. Comments are more than welcome.
Thank you for stopping by.