After almost a year, loyal readers–
The Gypsy Life Continues!
My restless spirit could not quite make it a full year without another adventure. What can I say? I’m addicted to the energy in the world! And this time I am heading to—
I am setting off to complete the Camino De Santiago.
For those why don’t know
The Camino de Santiago, also known by the English names Way of St. James, St. James’s Way, St. James’s Path, St. James’s Trail, Route of Santiago de Compostela,and Road to Santiago, is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes (most commonly theCamino Francés or French route) to the shrine of the apostleSt. James the Great in theCathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.
Thank you Wikipedia.
So basically I will be walking anywhere from 10-18 miles everyday for 35 days!
I am also going alone.
And to be honest…I am scared shitless.
But also excited.
As my semester was drawing to a close, I wasn’t really feeling motivated to get any sort of new job or internship or anything. It was mostly likely a byproduct of the fact that Mercury has been in retrograde for the last month and as the very sensitive air sign that I am…it has been making it very hard for me to make decisions.
It was a crazy transition out of my semester abroad and back into my real life in California. And after a lot of crying…I’m pretty much over it, but there is something about just working and taking classes and going about this typical grind that really starts to wear on you. So I needed a break. Kind of like an escape, but basically some sort of trip where I can just…breathe.
And so I will walk. I will walk until my feet are bleeding most likely, and who knows? Maybe I’ll even find some enlightenment or something.