30 thoughts at 30

I turned 30 a few weeks back. Some say that makes me an adult, but I often feel that’s a destination that works itself ever further away with every passing year. Wonder keeps one young, and this life fills me over and over. However, despite not yet knowing the feeling of the word adult, I have … Read more

Eguisheim, France – Real-life fairytale village

Why this is no longer a quest

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up, travel quote

The word quest has been niggling at me for some time now. Before we left, I was delighted with it. Yes, we were on a quest around the planet to find the answer to how we wanted to live in this world – to find what makes us happy – to, dare I say it, find ourselves. But something isn’t sitting right with that statement now. It implies there’s an endpoint and a definitive answer to who we are and what we want, when actually it’s a state that lives in constant flux. All we really know is what we want now – the quest to find a way to live ended the moment we woke up to that and stepped out of our lives in London. Before that moment, we were dreaming of ‘something else’, but now we’re living that dream.

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