This year is starting out with all sorts of changes and realized dreams.
After four years of unemployment, personal growth, part-time jobs, new skills, I’m back in a full-time job (same position I left). I’m back in the world of demanding deadlines and multitasking.
I’m also putting a set-aside dream into reality. The flight tickets are bought. Deposit laid down on accommodations. I am finally going to Wales, North Wales to be precise. And I’m taking a Kansas friend with me.
To reinforce my decision, I discovered I could get paid for a travel story! YAHOO!
I have Wales material in my travel folder dated from 1987 so it’s been in the back of my mind since then. At a New Year’s Day Open House in 2012, I met a woman who had a gorgeous horse pin on her sweater. The pin was bought in North Wales during a recent trip and a long travel conversation resulted – and resulted in firing up the old dream.
I decided not to put it aside anymore and with full-time employment, it was time.
I’m busy listing the specific things I want to do during Spring trip are a few castles (mostly 13th century ruins), the train up Snowdon, Pistyll Rhaeadr and some of the neolithic sites on Anglesey. I’m sure the Kansan will have some ideas, other than that we intend to remain flexible and “go with the flow.”
I’m back listening to my Welsh language cds. Thank goodness, English is also the language for I’ll be happy to be able to handle simple Welsh greetings.
May can’t come soon enough.