Ask and ye shall receive my love!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the amazing questions y’all sent through about my Solo Soul Journey. I had SUCH FUN reflecting on my journey and answering these little pockets of goodness for you. (Be sure to make it to the bottom because it’s finally time to fill you in on the very next phase of my journey – aka, my very new website! YAY!)
To start with, let me give you a (very!) quick overview of my journey, just to give you a wee little bit of context …
I won’t ramble on about my journeys ‘why’ as this can all be found here. In a teeny-tiny nutshell though, it went a little something like this … girl has a good and happy life. Girl wants to expand her comfort zone. Girl is no longer in love with her job. Girl has some savings. Girl decides to go and do something she loves – travel! Haha.
Here’s where I went and what went down chika-dee …
I started in North Carolina in the U.S of A, at a Summer Camp. This, and my ticket out of America, were the only things I had planned before leaving Aussie shores. I worked as a Camp Counsellor for a couple months before heading up the East Coast of the States. I also spent a bit of time, whilst in the States, doing a work exchange at Sat Nam Fest – a kundalini yoga festival.
I found myself in Montreal, Canada – a place I fell in love with! Aah. I would have stayed in Montreal were it not for the gloom of the dreaded impending Winter. I spent a long time in and around Montreal drinking coffee and doing work exchanges at a hostel and at the Sivananda ashram. Freezing weather and inappropriate clothing led me to the other side of the country (where I bore witness to more visible homelessness than I’ve seen in my entire life!)
Fate then flew me to Mexico (a place I never intended on visiting!) A stint at a dog rescue and a holiday in Mexico City eventually led me to a place in Southern Mexico called Hridaya Yoga (in a little town called Mazunte). This was the place that changed my life and where I stayed (and morphed and grew!) for eight months. Follow that rad shiz up with some time in and around San Cristobal (still in Mexico – you MUST go there) and this lil gal flew home!
And there’s my 16 month itinerary summed up in three paragraphs. HAHA! (Sidenote: funnily enough, I originally intended on going to South America. It was the ONLY place I was sure I wanted to visit. Haha. Maybe next time?!)
Now to your questions honey (thank you again) …