As I prepare to head out on my first ever "wander" vacation, I realize I don't know where I'm going. When traveling I am typically a control freak.
I always want to know where I am going. How long will it take to get there? Where will we be staying? How many nights, do we have reservations? What will the weather be like?
This may be a result of traveling with four children, but as the children have grown, it is time for me to grow. So as I pack up the "Shakti-mobile" with camping gear, change of clothes, my SUP, and a few books, I've decided to allow "Chloe the Goddess Dog" to take the drivers seat. I hope to have the same enthusiasm she does when someone says "walk?", "car?"! and to allow myself to just be, to allow others to reach out to me. I will try to emulate her full on presence, calm curiosity, and her unconditional love and tail wag.
If you see our Shakti red vehicle cruising down the road with a white Goddess Dog driving, not to worry, she's got it under control. This time I'll be the one hanging my head out the window, truly no agenda, a tad nervous for the adventure but mostly just enjoying the wind in my face and being along for the ride.