"It’s Tuesday morning in a new city and the ring announcer presents the day’s main event—a no-holds-barred brawl between 'Doubt' and 'Faith'."
Loved reading it. I’d enjoy a sabbatical just to slow down a bit for some time…
Btw, The Canary island is a great place to be for a month or two (or some years…)
Terrific piece, Tobi. As a fellow traveller on a very similar sabbatical journey, this is so relatable and heart warming.
I remember this tension during my travels, Tobi, like it was yesterday. I hopped around for three years on working holiday visas and savings. I had a ball! I remember feeling sad, optimistic, lonely, hopeful, unsure, capable, frustrated, joyous, and fulfilled. It was often a rollercoaster, and even now, after three years of marriage and an apartment to call my own (as much as a rental can be, but no roommates except my husband!) I only sometimes feel settled.
You're doing great! One day at a time.
Wonderful share Tobi :)
Agreed with all the folks here... If this does end up as a “once in a lifetime” type opportunity, bask in the thrill and its ups and downs! Make shit happen. Don’t do anything. Trust your gut. (Especially once your microbiome is back on track!)