What if instead of the crippling prospect of forever, you just tackled today? What if you did that each day until you didn’t even realize you were doing it anymore and one day you come to realize you’re totally clean?
West with the Night by Beryl Markham. Beryl is pretty much the epitome of a badass female traveler.
It’s hard to let someone go who you thought would never leave. It’s hard to say goodbye to the person who was supposed to be the one who made all of the other exits make sense.
I struggle against the urge to pick up my phone and send you a message, where I tell you that we were wrong, we can make it work, but we are meant for each other and it was just a hiccup up along the way.
This is the kind of letter I’ll write but hesitate to send. It’s exactly how I feel about you, but I can’t be that open, right? It’ll kill the chase. It won’t be fun anymore.
When you do move on, I beg that the universe does not let me know.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler or if you’re on the road, too, these accounts will entertain you, some will make you salivate, and others will make you say “wow!”
“Rather than acting out of fear and holding onto a life that didn’t feel right, I acted out of love for myself and curiosity for the world and took a chance. I hope that any woman who finds herself in that position does the same.”
I love the unanswered mysteries out there, beckoning me to explore. I’m enamored with new sights, smells, and adventures. I’m addicted to movement in the way that some are obsessed with finding a ring.
I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want to show your cards. If you’re vulnerable, then there’s room for you to get hurt. It’s easier to just keep things the way they are, at an arm’s distance.