Recently I packed up my house, put all the contents into storage and set of on an adventure.
The Destination for now is Jindabyne, a small down at the base of the snow fields in New South Wales Australia. It is situated around Lake Jindabyne – a man made lake put in place as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.
Why the adventure? – Why not I say – at age 51 – I have just been through some pretty challenging times which left me single, after 27 years of marriage, broken hearted, broke materially and grieving the loss of my mother. I did the best I could to keep things “ as normal “ as possible for my kids for a few years and now its time to figure out what’s next for me. I felt I needed to get away from my past life to see life from a new perspective.
Why Jindabyne? – I have spent many winters here, originally as my kids roadie, they are all passionate skier’s and boarders and the mountains have always had a special place in my heart, almost a coming home feeling, I love the energy of the lake, I find it restorative, I love the snow gums and walking in the snow and I especially love the stillness when it begins to snow.
Of course leading up to the adventure I was wondering what the heck I was doing and others around me tried to talk me out of it however I felt the fear and did it anyway.
Now that I am here I realise the gift is the opportunity to slow down, be in nature, run my online business, write my book and just simple allow the next piece to unfold.
Do you give yourself the space to find the gift in what you fear?