Hi there, welcome to my blog!
I’m really delighted you stopped by.
Right now, this blog is an account of my time walking the Camino de Santiago. Short version: In 2013, I walked 800km (500 miles) of the Camino Francés (The French Way) from the south of France, over the Pyrenees, and across northern Spain.
There’s a spoiler alert, if ever you saw one!
I’d carried the dream for over ten years, but life was busy and I didn’t know when I’d ever have the time to walk this old pilgrimage route. You know what it’s like – sometimes you have the time but no money; other times you have the money but no time. I felt I was caught in a loop and if I didn’t do something differently, I’d wake up some day and realise that twenty years had just passed by. I was itching for a change.
Unexpectedly, in July 2013 the Camino called and I decided to answer in the only way I could: with my feet. I resigned from my sensible, secure job and five weeks later, I started walking from St. Jean Pied de Port in the south of France. I walked the Camino alone, carrying all my belongings on my back, and with only one plan: to do my best. Handsome Husband waved me off with support and love, and told me to have fun. He’s an awesome husband.
My friends suggested I blog about my journey but until now, I rejected the idea. I wanted only to walk and let the path unfold: I wasn’t interested in reportage or in providing entertainment. Plus, I’m usually a private person and the idea of a blog made me squirm.
Now, I more able to articulate my experience and I’ve been inspired to share my reflections in writing.
In particular, I’m hoping this blog does a few things:
- Connect with like-minded people, especially anyone wanting to make big, heartfelt changes in their life
- Converse with fellow pilgrims from the Camino – there’s always so much to say!
- Provide support and information for anyone thinking of walking the Camino
If you’re interested in the same things, then this blog is for you.
(Of course, even if you’re not specifically interested in these three things, I’m still delighted you’re here.)
I’d like to publish regularly but life with a Small Baba means I don’t get to write as often as I used to. That said, I aim to publish at least once a month so if you don’t want to miss a thing, sign up for free updates by entering your email address at the “Follow this blog” button – it appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen. It’s black in colour. If you can’t find it, please let me know.
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Thanks everyone, I look forward to connecting with you.