First of all, I hope you all had a great holiday with your family and friends.
Christmas and New Year Eve are the first big occasions in the western world to spend some quality time with our dears.
I personally spend my Christmas at the beach, lifesaving with the other volunteers.
The weather was absolutely amazing and it was such a pleasure to spend some good time surfing, swimming and rescuing unexperienced bathers from the rough waters of our beaches! 🙂
But let’s talk about today’s post.
I have so many news that I don’t even know where to start from.
I know, it’s not going to be on national television for its relevance, but personally I had one of the most intense month of my life.
Let me sum it up for you.
First of all, I officially became an Australian Citizen!
(Apologies for the massive picture cropping).
That’s right! Wooooho !!
I can finally say that I’m Australian!
So happy to be part of this great nation and its people!!!
But, believe it or not, this is the smallest of the news i have to give you, dear friends.
As you may already know, I’m a keen motorbike rider. Matter of fact, my only possession is my motorcycle, which is my pride and satisfaction.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to give a real good wash to my adored Pegaso.
This is how “my baby” used to look before:
this is how she looks now:
I know, right?!?
It’s incredible what soap, a good brush and a year worth of saving can do. 🙂
Like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, my little steel horse became a strong and powerful steed.
Such a remarkable event deserved a proper initiation, so I decided to give my motorbike a name. I mean, she’s going to be my companion for a long time so I should better baptise her with a proper appellative.
Well, ladies and gentleman, let me tell you that, there wasn’t any other name on the list other than….my beloved BRONTE.
She will always remind me of my “happy place” and the wonderful time I had here during the past 4 years. She will remind me of where I come from and where I feel most at home.
But let’s move on to the next big news. This is probably the biggest one.
So, what happened really?
Well, I quit my job.
I know, right?
Well, It’s not over yet.
Starting from February 2015, I’M GOING TO RIDE MY MOTORCYCLE AROUND AUSTRALIA, solo and unassisted, for one year!
Yep, that’s right. I’m taking a 30000 km trip around one of the most beautiful continent in the world.
I’m so happy just thinking about it!
I can’t wait to start the engines and embrace my adventure!
Now, the question that comes spontaneously in everybody’s mind is: WHY?
Why leaving my beautiful life in Bronte?
Well, the answer is very simple.
My life here in Sydney is at the edge of perfection.
I live close to the ocean, I have a fabulous job, I live an healthy life, I do all the activities that i love and my weekends are spent mostly volunteering at the beach.
I’ve been working for the past 4 and a half years with no breaks, whatsoever.
I reached a point in my life in which I think I know what I really need to be “happy”, but somehow I felt that something was missing.
Something inside was telling me that there’s more to see, more to discover, about myself mostly and about this great place, that i can now finally call home.
I believe that a road trip of this magnitude can be done probably once in a lifetime; this moment in my life is the perfect time to do this.
Embracing a new journey, a road trip or a new adventure, has in itself more than meets the eyes. It often allows the adventurer to discover himself through new places and new situations which he has never been exposed before.
It’s a voyage, in which the obvious goal is not reaching the destination, but enjoying every step of it.
Sometimes, you are driven toward a new horizon by your soul not your desire, and there’s nothing you can do but listen to it.
You can try to fight that little voice that tells you to go, to do or to see…..but it’s like you know already that one day you are going to regret it if you don’t do what it tells you to do.
You know it’s right because IT’S YOU TELLING YOURSELF what it’s right for you.
Dropping everything from your life and sail toward and unknown destination is quite scary I have to say.
It requires preparation, determination and a bit of madness. 🙂
I had to ponder about it for a long time before actually starting to put pieces together.
The price to pay to achieve your dreams, sometimes it’s really high, like abandoning your “stability” and betting everything you have on yourself and the IDEA OF YOURSELF, that you have so clearly depicted in your mind.
It’s a BET.
It’s a CHALLENGE.
I’ll keep you guys posted.
Happy new year, people!
This 2015 for me will be the YEAR OF THE REVOLUTION!