“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
I find it hard to believe that four months have elapsed since I came to Hobart. Four amazing months of personal growth, insights, adventures, releasing the past, soothing feline companionship, appreciation of nature in all her dazzling forms, making new connections and friendships. Can I detail the exact ways in which I have changed? I tried, but I cant really say until I reflect on the experience after I’ve left. Some of the most powerful changes are the most subtle and need care and attention before they reveal themselves. I’m grateful for some lovely friendships I’ve made made on this journey with people willing to open their hearts and souls to a traveler. Over the last three years of travel I’ve learnt to nourish and maintain heart centered friendships with others of all ages, life experiences and cultures. These are the friendships where it doesn’t matter where we are in the country or on the planet, we can feel our mutual love and know we will reconnect physically at some stage of our journeys.
So here is to the beautiful city of Hobart, the island of Tasmania and my lovely new friends
And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” ― Pico Iyer