[Penguin at Boulders Beach]
Today I read this article Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making the Decision to Go Home by Intentional Expat.
There is so much truth in the message that the author was trying to convey. If there is anything I have learned over the years it’s that anything can change, including the place we call home. Our lives can be as still and constant or in as much movement as we choose. What I’ve also learnt is that nothing is permanent. We are confined by the walls we build and put too much emphasis on the idea of having a definite place to call home. Some find it comforting, I find it extremely restricting and confining. We all live on this planet called earth and you are free to roam as you please. Well, for the most part! There are visas and travel restrictions, but that’s beside the point. The point is, don’t stress out about it because it’s not as big of a deal as it may seem. If you stay and it doesn’t work out, then go! If you go and it doesn’t work out, then go back or try something new! As human beings, we learn to adapt and make the best of our situations. The world is full of possibilities and life is limitless if you believe it.
That being said, this article could not have come at a better time. With my 3 month visa for South Africa expiring at the end of July, I’ve had to start thinking about my next move. Should I find a way to stay in Cape Town? Should I travel more of Africa? Should I travel to another part of the world? Never would I have thought I’d consider heading back to Vancouver (“home”) for even a few weeks. For some reason, whatever the universe is trying to tell me, there are way to many synchronicities to ignore. So should I stay or should I go? To be honest, I change my mind pretty much everyday. All I know is that whatever happens and wherever you end up, if it doesn’t work out, then move on! Just remember, not all those who wander are lost!
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” -Harun Yahya