I've been travelling on my own since I was 17. I've had the odd holiday with Ma and Pa.
But otherwise totally alone...
I started with a bright youthful face and full of enthusiasm. Now I continue with laugh lines around my mouth, anxiety lines above my brow, and little wrinkle crinkles under my eyes. I believe this is a good sign, it’s proof I have laughed and learned a lot in the last so many years, and my face shows how I've lived.
I'm proud of what I've created and it's safe to say that I am totally in love with my life that is...
No kids. No marriage and no partner, but rather I find myself with love all over the world. A life full of experience, colour, and always changing. Now, I not only travel for work, but I travel for my loves, my loves that I have found along my life's path. To friends now married with kids, some divorced, but above all, we still have our history. Our past together. Our story. The thing that makes us, us!
Sometimes worlds apart, we still end up meeting exactly where we left our relationship when we last parted. And this makes me think that, even though we are constantly growing and changing in our daily existence, maybe we never really change for the ones we love most. Or is it that our past that connects our souls even in the here and now is so strong with love that the change we encounter doesn't really exist?
And still, I arrive on their doorstep full of enthusiasm - maybe a little aged from the first moment we met - but grateful and full of love for them, and their families.
And just when I think my life is complete, I welcome more beautiful souls into my world and suddenly I understand that we are never full, life keeps delivering and we keep on receiving. If we are open to it...
"If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress..."
~ Buddha ~
Final words from Tara
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