I find myself in Astorga some 570km from where it all began in St Jean-Pied-de-port, feeling strong, determined and excited about the unknown experiences that still lie ahead.
The million-dollar question I suppose is, so what happens along the way? When I started off I had an end goal in mind but was not quite sure of how I was going to get there. All I knew was that it would be one step at a time and one day at a time because thinking of it as a whole was just to scary. Now I find myself past half way, visualising the journey still ahead and wondering if I ever want it to end. It has been an experience of a lifetime and has far exceeded my expectations and dreams. There is nothing more empowering than setting yourself a goal and living it day after day, watching it come to fruition.
I have not been in a moving vehicle for 4 weeks, have worn no make up or perfume, have worn the same outfit day after day (washed by my own hands) and yet I feel like a million dollars. What do we really need to make us feel good??? I get up every morning not knowing what the day will bring but certain that everything will be ok and content with the knowledge that I will get exactly what is required to feed my soul. I have learnt to let go and live in the moment – Just going with the flow.
Tomorrow I start a new part of the trip, a climb into the mountains which I think is the spiritual part of the journey, a time to ponder life’s bigger questions. A time to grow, learn and discover.