This is the question I just asked myself.
The basis of the story is my parents. I wanted to have a grand trip across a country on foot, they loved Spain so I choose there. During this I hoped to raise some money for Cancer research. All pretty decent reasons.
I was a traveler of sorts for pretty much all of my 20’s so it didn’t seem to much of a stretch to take 8-10 weeks out of my life in the UK. No matter that I was about to turn 40, it’s funny what shapes you and therefore stays with you.
Now I see that I was under-prepared, my ego carried me for the first part and then I just clung on and soaked up all the help I could get, unashamedly.
It’s been a month since I had to abruptly holt the North to South Spain trip with only 3 days till the end.
I was a prize plum (kindest word I could use) and dropped my phone in a pool.
There are loose ends and I need to make amends somehow. The phone was just a tool but a necessary one. Lesson learned.
Maybe then the trip was just a prelude to something else. It could be that was the first chapter even.
Since finishing I’ve been consumed with getting things ready for the sale of a property I inherited with my brother when our parents passed. This was also one of the aims of the venture of mine, to sell this place.
The residing feeling I got from the journey is that people are inherently kind, a smile goes a very long way when language is a barrier.
The beauty of Spain stays with me as do the people I met.
Do not take your phone in a pool…and have insurance.