The Next Leg

It’s been a few days since I last wrote here. I know my last post wasn’t among the most hopeful, but it was necessary for me to say it. It was a sorting out of my thoughts and current circumstances. I just happened to do it in the public forum that is this blog. Things are better now in regard to my immediate plans. I have things more figured out.

Some may know by now, but for those who don’t, I’m traveling to Europe.

Today.

In a few hours.

I bought a ticket this past Friday. It took me a long time to buy a ticket for a few reasons. Among them was the simple fact that I wanted to make sure I was making the right choice. I was stuck in the mire of indecision for some time, but once I felt ready, I didn’t want to wait any longer. Hence, on Friday I bought a ticket that has me leaving on Tuesday.

As for the specifics, I’m heading to Madrid with a 10-hour layover in Lisbon, Portugal in which I’ll leave the airport and wander around the city for a few hours before heading back to the airport to catch my flight to Madrid. I have a loose plan beyond that, but those details will come out in time.

For now, I’m preparing myself for what’s to come, those things that I know will happen and those things that I don’t.

Below is something I wrote that typifies my current mindset.

A few moments ago, I caught sight of myself in a mirror. The man I saw looking back at me with his various strengths and weaknesses and imperfections and thoughts and beliefs and skills is the man taking this trip. It would be great if I had everything together perfectly and was physically stronger and in better shape and spoke French.

That would all be great, but that’s not the case. I go as I am now.

 



A pilgrimage is an intensely personal journey, but it is not one that a pilgrim undertakes alone.  I don’t want to ‘talk’ into a vacuum.  I want to hear other voices, too.  What I’m trying to say is, I want feedback!  Have I spoken something to you?  Is there something you think I should know?  Do you have a question about something I said?  Please leave a comment below or contact me at Pilgrim.Brett@gmail.com.

Also, follow me on the Pilgrim Shelter Facebook page to stay up to date on any new releases and for information about future posts. Thanks for reading!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s