I've been back in Florida for 2 weeks and the hot question on everybody's mind is: where to next?
It's almost put me in as much of a conundrum to answer as it did when people in Colorado asked me where I was from.
The similarity with both, I guess, is that I don't know how to answer. What I do know is that my answer wouldn't succinctly satisfy most of them. Instead, it would open the door for further questions and discussions and I can't say I'm always in the mood to be the centre of attention for everybody's curiosity. So maybe going forward I can direct them to my blog, or maybe by posting this it would mean at least a few people wouldn't have to ask me.
So what's the answer?
Drum roll please ...
I'm going to ...
That's it. That's the post.
I haven't accepted any job offers or made a plan for my next move, as out of character as that is for me. I've decided to take a sabbatical, or gap year, or year off or whatever other kind of terminology there is for people who've burnt themselves out and need to reset, recharge, and re-centre. That's where I'm at after my time in Cayman.
I need to take the next school year to find my passion again and maybe focus on other interests for a bit so I can feel myself come alive. I hope to spend time in an ashram. Get back into my meditation and yoga practice. Finish, or at least continue writing my book—if not start another. I'm also due for another sitting of Vipassana, but hoping to serve this time. I want to add more items to my shop. Update my website. Maybe make Montessori Meisha a business. I want to open an LLC. Find some good
investments. Paint. Maybe take some skating lessons. Learn to dance. Volunteer on some meaningful projects around the world. Learn more about permaculture. Maybe do some sailing. Read more books. Sit with nature a bit more.
I will open myself to whatever else comes my way, letting it take me in whatever direction it's meant to.
And I look forward to doing it all with You by my side. For the first time, it's not just me.
Welcome to my journey.