The Secret Of What To Take With You On Your Adventure
What to Take?
Your adventure is waiting for you just around the corner – but what to take with you?
I set out on this adventure with my husband, my dogs and and a mouth-blown torch!
Seriously, these were my essentials, my treasures.
Stood on the deck of the ferry, hair blown flat against my head, the salty handrail felt cold beneath my palms. Shoulders hunched and chin tucked into a scarf against the grey chill, my smile of exhilaration was only partly concealed.
As the Cliffs of Dover grew smaller, the deep roar of the ferry’s engines resonated with my excitement. At last, we were on that boat with a one-way ticket to France, heading for adventure.
Like a holiday … but not.
A setting free from the familiar. A loosening of ties.
A casting off.
Adventure and Uncertainty
How can you possibly know what you’re going to need when you change your life?
What lay ahead was uncertain. I’d never seen the property we’d agreed to rent, knew little about the region of France we were moving to and had no idea how my dream of creating jewellery in this beautiful part of the world would turn out.
When I looked too closely at what I’d done, I wondered if I was, well, nuts!
Our friends thought we were brave, but I didn’t feel brave.
Mostly I felt that I was living life. I was on an adventure.
Free Yourself Up
So where does the mouth-blown torch come in?! Well, it’s a kind of soldering torch for when I’m creating jewellery in my workshop. Yes, it’s a tool I need ~ but it’s also a treasured piece of equipment from my goldsmithing teacher and mentor.
Trimming down to the people you love and the tools you need is one way to free yourself up.
It can rekindle an understanding of what matters most to you.
It can make you feel lighter when you set out on your adventure.
Your Own Personal Adventure
What essentials and treasures will you take with you on your adventure?
How will you feel as you begin it?
Which direction are you choosing for your adventure?
What’s your first step in making that dream a reality?