“Not all those who wander are lost.”
Wandering. That’s exactly where I am in my journey right now. In October, I put my life’s possessions into a small storage unit in Santa Cruz, California, gave up a permanent address, got a bunch of immunizations, and boarded a plane… one way to Nairobi, Kenya.
It’s both exhilarating and terrifying. I feel more like myself than ever before and less clear of who I really am. I used to know exactly where I was going, or so I thought. Now, I have little confidence in any of my ideas, but I am ok with that. I feel relatively awake and free to choose my own adventure… and for that, I am deeply grateful. Perhaps most importantly, I’m feeling good right where I am… at least on my good days :)
I’ve spent the past month or so exploring Kenya and learning about conservation work and being up-close with the wildlife on walking and driving safaris. I love being here in East Africa though I can’t fully articulate just why. I’ll explore that. My current plan is to stay here for a few months or so. I trust that when the time comes for me to move on, I’ll know it.
If you’d like to follow along and see more photos and videos, I’m on Instagram.