Pilgrimage

“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.

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6 thoughts on “Pilgrimage

  1. Ron Katwijk says:

    Wow! Salgu, you are a true Yogi, liberating yourself!

  2. Andrew Faulk says:

    My aunt walked the Camino and returned completely changed. Regardless of the destination, I hope that your walk is fruitful. Peace be with you kiddo.

  3. meesookw says:

    You are a most beautiful person and brave!
    I am very happy for you Salgu!
    You will encounter great people and
    your each step is watched over by many loving friends!
    Love you Salgu!
    ommha

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