I’ve been asked how I am able to remain positive while in the midst of financial turmoil. I thank my walk across Scotland. Here’s a post from the fifth anniversary of the book. Ah, but when’s the next trip…?
Five years ago I arrived back home to my island north of Seattle after walking across Scotland. Since then, much has changed. And, of course, much has remained the same. Change is inevitable, and conscious travel amplifies it. Amidst the machinations of the world, though, much would be the same if I did it again. And I look forward to doing it again, but possibly redefining what it is.
It is Fall 2015. My plan was to be walking, thinking, drinking across, around, or through some other country. My trip across Scotland was a ten year homage to my bicycle ride across America (Just Keep Pedaling). Neither were supposed to become books, but when life changing events happen it makes sense to write them down before their significance is forgotten. It also makes sense to wait a while and let insights filter through. Change isn’t always immediate…
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