I haven’t always known in a physically tangible way what I have wanted to create in my life. My first choices were made on the basis of wanting to be and feel secure. Later my choices were based on the need to be of service to others followed by the longing to be part of something bigger than me, to lead and create a better way of doing things. Currently my choices are based on the longing to see beauty in the world, to feel free and to do what I love doing.
When I look back at the course of my life, I can see how all the synchronicity has guided my life’s course this far. From leaving university studies behind temporarily, to starting a career in Financial Planning, taking on leadership roles, and then leaving a career behind and becoming a dive master and scuba instructor in Phuket. There were signs I followed and seeds that were sown. Inner whisperings and knowings and information received from others that I listened to and acted on. And on top of all this a persistent optimism and curiosity about what the unknown path could bring.
Life does not always feel amazing. Whether I am living in a tropical paradise or in a concrete metropolis, some days life feels ordinary and I wonder what I am doing and why. But if I take a breath and look closely at all the pieces of my life, sometimes with the help of the backwards-facing crystal ball, I can’t help but be amazed by all I have done, felt and experienced on the journey to this point in my life right now.
Through silent tears of joy, I whisper to the world “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for the extraordinary and the ordinary, the pain and the pleasure, the doubt and the hope, the connection to all and the loneliness that comes and goes. Thank you for this beautiful piece of clay to shape and mould in any way I like with all the tools on offer to create this wonderful masterpiece, my amazing life.”
|Washing Elephants in Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|Receiving a blessing at Angkor Wat, Cambodia|
|Me diving in Bali|
|Coming back into Chalong, Phuket after another great day diving|
|Me fun diving at Shark Point, Phuket|
|My first Manta Ray, Manta Point, Nusa Penida, Bali|
|Sea Horse at Padangbai, Bali|
|Me just after sunrise at Tengerra Crater, Java, Indonesia|
|Stunning after sun-set at Kata Beach, Phuket|
|Chalong Pier at 7.45am waiting to head out on the boat diving once more|
|Whale Shark Number 2|