Travel Communication For Going To Another Country.
Experiments In Nature
Passport Communication for Travel
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a foreign country? We have wanted to go to Australia, for a very long time now.
Keeping our eyes open for the possibilities. We do like what we see on the maps of possibilities. It has been an exciting year, getting our passport. Yes, year is the right word. Emotions and thoughts about money often make for a long process.
The celebration is we got one. Yea, a passport in our hands. Now let's go use it. Well, we can go practice in Canada. Or Mexico, still much closer than Australia. Get us over the scary faraway.
Why Australia? We are not sure, that is why we want to go there, explore the mighty island. The Golden Road will take us through our first jaunt of solitude.
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To Touch Our Feet On Different Soil
We will plan it here, with the communicating.
No more slowing down, the future keeps wandering, too far out of reach. With our children starting families of their own, we are looking for excuses to not go again. If we did go, it wouldn't be for very long at a time, we would miss them all too much. There, that answers if we'd live there or just visit.
Of course, we would want them with us to see such wonderful sites. Yet, how many places have they been we have never seen? In fact, that is one reason we crave it so much. The places they have been hold not the excitement for us, having not been there too.
So old selfishness comes creeping in. Cannot let it. Somehow, we have to trust it will benefit those we love too.
We've never out of this country, well yes, Canada. Yet that was before you needed a passport to get across. Before the end of our days, we have had this need to touch our feet on Australian soil. Time to start looking at more on Australia and foreign travel then.
Put it in a circle time frame, or some visual way we need to keep track of it. Next year, be ready.
Pack lightly, decide which way to travel, by sea, or dare we fly? We want every part of our physicalness to experience this. We start by praying for health and safety and trusting the guidance to go ahead now and follow another one of the childhood dreams.
Passport In Hand, Saving for the Dream
Contemplating my favorite types of solitude. When I close my eyes, what do I see?
I want to write about it, review it, oh just to see it, touch it, taste it, feel it. Just to be there and feel the wind on my skin, no matter how hot it is, well, no, be comfortable now.
Tropical there I see. Oh such an exciting adventure it would be. Maybe it is again coming up as something to save for someday. There doesn't have to be any reason for it except that, we've always wanted to. So, let's do it.
I would love in some ways to have the money, the faith in myself, the rush of excitement to just jump in, say yes, float on a balloon of success. Our families are showing us the benefits of planning ahead so that we can afford it. Oh thank you for that.
If nothing else, holding onto the dream helps me hold onto our money. Saving, saving, saving. Talk about a foreign language! Look into the money currency of their land.
I still have time before hubby retires to plan for it. To not forget such a wonderful, once in a lifetime goal, is a huge goal for me.
Now we have a passport, so no more pretending, start practicing, preparing, getting ready.
It doesn't do us a bit of good if we don't use it someplace. And wouldn't it be a better idea to travel with a whole crowd of people than just a few of us by ourselves?
Yes and no, we always say. A little of both is probably the best way.
(Yes, so much of what we write are reminders to ourselves.)
Peace and Quiet
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On The Computer, Exploring The Possibilities
This process is a huge letting go for me. It is letting me see what is and isn't in my realm of possibility. Yet, in not learning how to travel better, many of the same old dreams might never see reality if I don't try.
Onto another discovery, has gotten me to the place where I trust my intuition more fully, trusting that unknown possibilities are still within my reach. The only way I can get to another place is to plan to go there. Not just on the internet, dreaming, gonna try seriously getting there in reality.
It is time to trust what we have seen and just enjoy some moments to see this vast universe we live in. Haven't a clue what that even looks like, or what is possible. Making a decision to try.
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Reading What Has Been Written; Remember The Dreams!
Another part of me that keeps jumping into my focus and I keep pushing it away. Deal with that first, it probably has more to do with me not completing things than I realize.
I have given and received more nurturing, more acceptance, more indulgence, more enjoyment on any given day, more freedom, more relaxation, when I remember to meditate on the dream.
Yeah, since how any of that works, I haven't a clue. Wouldn't know what to do. How to find my way around. That is why working there would do me good. I wonder. Direct selling is going to be the same as anywhere else. Never did like being that aggressive. Help, help, help.
What if we just wait until we have enough money to actually vacation there instead of setting ourselves up for working when it is really relaxing we need.
Still bouncing around in the business place. Is it really saving me money? Not yet, with the supplies I buy and those who buy from me, hum, we'll see. Get back to putting some aside.
If we knew for sure that with this writing life we could. Somehow go there, go anywhere, with that kind of promise. Yet, what is my purpose? Passion? Prosperity? Plan to go anyway.
Living and Working in Australia
Australia, that seems so huge. So did flying to other states, so did riding the train, so did driving to Montana. Until it was done. Now sweet memories remain.
The love of learning new things and getting paid for it, certainly.
I never realized until I began this soul journey how much easier and beneficial it is to remember our dreams when we keep track of the progress, by whatever means.
Setting goals and dreaming up new dreams are easy, the hard part is going back and reading the writing, making active progress, outlines maybe of the needed steps.
- We have the passport
- We have the maps
- We have the destination
- We have the guides
- We have the inspiration
What about the money? Yes, nothing is ever free, open up to all the possibilities oh solitary freelancer you are and experiment, go and play.
Traveling With Solitude Is Peaceful FreedomClick thumbnail to view full-size
Checking Out Homes So Different From Ours.
We love the words and ways of this wonderland down under.
For now, we will just keep our minds set on visiting there. Getting beyond the working stage. How is it around there for early retirement?
We really are not looking forward to any kind of jobs with a company. How do we freelance our way into the possibilities waiting around the world?
Hard to imagine living and working in a place we have never been. Oddly drawn to it. Enjoy reading and writing with friends who live there.
Maybe that is where the idea begins. They share such a life in the world down under. We would have to try it out first before deciding to live there.
Could we stand the heat? May coolness come to their desert lands, to bring them the prosperity their country demands.
Thank you tour guides, maps, and brochures. Thank you house hunters international and international books and magazines. Thank you for the ability to make ourselves at home any place we find acceptance, hope and new possibilities to experiment with travel and solitude.
Living Down Under
It is the photography that got me hooked first on this Land Down Under.
This particular book I love for the living experience, not merely a tourist.
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© 2014 Maree Michael Martin
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