“What’s behind you is forgotten. You can’t remember danger and difficulty when it is behind you.” –Wanda Rutkiewicz
I guess I’m a solo traveler now. It’s certainly a shock, to break up with my best friend and lose a large part of my Israeli community in the process. Shit happens.
What to do now? Australia wasn’t my choice destination, so I have to gather myself and re-plan. Luckily, I’ve met a few kind people, and Australia is a very easy place to get by. This isn’t Iraq, for sure. I have opportunities.
So my focus turns to my bike, and something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – touring. Something that is purely me that I can shape to my specific desires. I don’t want to wait anymore.
I feel naked, stripped of a huge comforting force in my life. And I’m in a new country, without family or old friends… though there are far worse situations. This is the time to look pointedly ahead, to force myself into optimism, to trust in the future and in my own capabilities.
Just keep moving onward.