This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8
Today I’m going to Glasgow. I leave to catch the train in an hour. Could this be any better timed for Day 8 of the challenge?
I know exactly what will happen when we get there because The Mo and I have this routine. We’ll check into the hotel, dump our stuff, grab what we need and then start walking around the town. We’ll mooch into a couple of art galleries, have a coffee and maybe stop by some shops. We’ll listen to the street performers and watch the people go by.
This is what we do when we do city adventures. Mo is amazing at relaxing. I’m all GO. He’s all calm. In these spaces, on these trips, I’m constantly pulling at the reigns to do more, find more, adventure more. Sometimes I HAVE to go off and do that. Most times I remember to be present, enjoy the moment and chill out.
We both yearn to travel more (we met just before we both left the UK to travel South America – separately but we sort of fused adventures) and this is a BIG part of my #freedomplan – do be able to GO. Wherever, whenever. No annual leave needed. Cash in the bank to fuel the journey.
Later, I will be partying and drinking gin. So there won’t be an update until tomorrow but I will do my very best to take a selfie and complete part 2 on Sunday.
Scotland beckons. BRB.
That was fun. I was insanely present, made several new friends and mooched and danced and had a brilliant time. It was relaxing and exhausting at once. Relaxing because I was present, and there was a hotel and a lack of domestic routine. Exhausting because 3 gins and 2 vodkas takes it out of a girl who doesn’t drink that much any longer!
We did the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, drank coffee and I saw my name on a truck. This confirmed that I’m pretty much totally famous already and can rest easy now that is achieved. Winning.
As for making this a part of my freedom lifestyle – yes, please! To be able to just GO. Whenever, wherever…to be able to go and still check in on clients, colleagues, systems and processes…that would mean I could ‘go’ for longer. Mo travels a lot with work and has often said, ‘why don’t you come too?’. The opportunities are there for the taking. I just need to grasp them.