Catching up on the 365

February 7, 2009

Some random “365” shots from late January and early February.

Starting tomorrow, it’s back to daily photos! 😀

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Driven to Distraction / Australia Trip

February 7, 2009

Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of plans from time to time. Not to mention my own habit of taking my eye off the ball…

It’s been a pretty turbulent few weeks. My return trip to Australia stirred up a lot for me, to the point where I’m feeling torn between two countries. “Confusion” isn’t an adequate enough term to describe the inner turmoil that now plagues me. My return to Canada also saw a major life change that served to stir the pot even more.

I’m now at a point where my 20s are almost over. The Wandering Pixie will be turning 5 years old at the end of March. That’s five years of aimlessly meandering around the world, searching for a purpose in life. As much as I’ve learned during that time through the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen and the travels I’ve done to date, it’s becoming obvious that something has to change.

One of my biggest problems with life, or perhaps one of my failures, is an inability to find a sense of direction. Personally, professionally, the works. I feel as if I’ve just been stumbling along these last few years and not really getting anywhere. To be fair to myself, yes I’ve done a lot (including an international move!) and I’ve got some kick-ass pictures in the process, but I NEED to find a focus.

Suffice to say, 2009 is going to be a turning point for me in a big way.

So…

The Australia trip turned out better than I’d expected in some respects. Got to spend a little time with my dad and his partner (who is most groovy!) before heading down to Victoria to sort out the mess. In a nutshell – got most of my stuff back and sorted out and in the process, reconnected and formed a beautiful friendship with my former partner. Woohoo!

In lieu of the rest of the January “Photos of the Day”, here’s a few random shots from the trip. It’s a random mix of Interstate 5 driving, Australia and Napa Valley…