Every experience, no matter how bad it seems,
holds within it a blessing of some kind, The goal is to find it!
I’ve been reluctant to update you all, fantasising my situation will magically change. Nope! Two weeks ago I posted on Facebook:
I’ve been fortunate, globe-trotting with the man of my life, Gordon, for 272 days; exploring new towns to mountains tops, walking in dinosaur footprints to golden sand, and feeding giant elephants to eating beachside ceviche.
But, I’ve had a bit of a mishap and will be coming home sooner than planned!
“NO, my year is not over yet!” was my first thought when I realized I’d fractured my left ankle and needed surgical repair.
There’s no great tale to go with this misadventure! Just a little bad luck. Exploring Southeast Asia will have to wait for another time.
For now, I will be focusing on getting back on my feet starting with the excellent care I’m receiving in a fine hospital, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
On the bright side, I get to recover with family and friends and enjoy my hometown, Brockville in the summer.
While I still get pangs of disappointment at the unexpected situation and having had to cut our trip short, I realize how rich I really am — having a comfortable and loving home base and universal health care to return to.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel
until he comes home & rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
Instead, with gratitude, I’ll reminisce through the thousands of pics from the last few months, and pen more stories and postcards.
So please, stay tune as my journey continues, unfolding on crutches from Eastern Canada.
Live and love every day!