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Finding my Travel Companion

USA | Friday, 22 November 2013 | Views [225]

        Sitting on the the plane to California it suddenly occurred to me that the moment had already happened. Five months ago I made the move from Key West, FL to Nantucket, MA to work as a waitress for the sumer and stop scrapping by month to month. I found myself more confused than ever in life, lacking clarity, purpose, and direction. As a last ditch effort I decided to consult a medium. Should I plan and execute the extensive trip abroad I'd been daydreaming about? Should I end my two year long relationship? Was I putting myself in the right places and situations? Before telling the medium about my situation she chimed in about my aura of overwhelming and consuming confusion. She told me that she saw me taking a trip and began naming places that weren't on my current trip's agenda. I said I'd been thinking of Nepal and the surrounding area. "Yes, yes, you will definitely be going. I see Indian faces and beads, and I hear meditation chimes....this will be a spiritual journey for you," she said, "It will be very beneficial for your soul. You will be going to other places as well, just maybe not on this trip."  When I asked if I would be going on this trip alone she took a moment and replied, "No...I see another woman on the plane with you." At the time, several people were interested, but with long term travel you can't just talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.

     Here I am five months after that conversation on that plane next to the woman whose presence the medium saw me joining paths with. So this is Kendra, my Saggitarian travel companion. She's an old friend from high school who called me when I was living in Key West and urged me to spend a season on Nantucket getting myself out of debt. She has one of the warmest hearts I've ever met with eyes and a smile to match. Together we will hike mountains, dive oceans, visit monastaries, pray in temples, eat foreign cuisines, and adventure our way through Southeast Asia for an undetermined amount of time. It's almost like we were here before. 



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