“A pilgrim is a wanderer with a purpose.” ~Peace Pilgrim
Today is the first day of my life long pilgrimage.
Yesterday was my last day of work as a teacher. It was sad to say goodbye to all my students, and coworkers, and school, and city– but thrilling to embark on this new journey.
This morning I woke up and felt a little bit lighter than usual. It’s not just another 2 day weekend.
The next 365 days is one long weekend.
That is a freeing feeling.
I can get up whenever I want. I can sleep whenever I want. I can do whatever I want. I don’t have to feel pressured to enjoy my free time in 2 day increments before going back to the daily grind.
The Unplanning Project Starts next week, coinciding with quitting Facebook, moving to Seoul, and the beginning of the bike trip without a destination.
I’ve had a longing to walk The Camino in Spain some day. Last year, when I took my bike trip from Daegu to Busan, I realized that the bike trail is similar to The Camino in many ways. I’m excited to spend some time pilgrimaging along the bike trail in September.
I might not be able to get to Spain for a while or ever, but I can start my own pilgrimage where I am right now.