From the time I left the UK and my legal career behind, I have become a Wanderess. I have travelled far and wide and lived in many places in Andalucia, Spain, turning my wanderings into a way of living.
I love to wander, to roam at will. The open road is mine, my friends. To wander is to adventure yet wandering has become an accelerated form of personal growth because I meet myself a thousand times on the road.
One of the reasons I love to travel is the number of people that I meet along the way. From the young backpacker taking their first steps into the world or the new age family trying to live a different life, to the ageing hippy who has seen it all yet continues on, the sheer variety of people I meet from different cultures and cities, different ages and background is mind-boggling. And in each one, I see myself.
I see myself mirrored in the people I meet where I have an instant connection. The ones where my soul says, “aah, old friend, I know you”.
I see myself in the people I meet who I don´t gel with at all and even the ones that I dislike.
I see myself reflected in all of them; the good, the bad and the ugly and, from this reflection, I learn more about myself. I see my positives and my negatives. I see when I have to be kinder and more loving to myself. Where I have to drop judgements. When I need to open my mind. I see where I need to work on my boundaries but, most of all, I see when I´m going to make a lifelong friend.
I meet myself a thousand times on the road and I´m grateful to each person I see myself in, for showing me who I am and who I want to be. What I need to improve or what I need to let go off. Only through meeting such a great number of people in a short period of time, can I work on myself so intensely.
Such is the life of a Wanderess – to roam at will and to know thyself.
If you would like to inspire your Inner Wanderess, check out The Wanderess Collabortion with Roman Payne, author of the book, The Wanderess. I´ve taken the best of the wisdom of The Wanderess story and set it down in a beautiful silk-bound book to inspire you to wander, to dream, to dance with your imagination and fly. To go beyond what you thought was possible. To believe in the magic and mystery of a world beyond your comfort zone.
If you are interested in our first project, The Wanderess Book of Quotes, we have just a few copies left at the introductory price. Your copy will be signed, sealed and delivered by Roman and include a personalized message. You can find out more at The Wanderess Collaboration or click the link below.
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