I expected some left turns along the way however I didn’t expect them BEFORE we hit the road. RTW families consistently gave me the advice to travel slow and to not over plan. I had this nagging feeling that I was failing at both…and I was.
I had every day of our four months in Japan and SE Asia planned and the pace of an average stay was five nights in each location…too brief to get a handle on and appreciation for our surroundings.
Part of slowing down is listening to your gut and last night I canceled all of our SE Asia accommodations. Tonight, instead of purchasing the planned Global Explorer rtw tickets, I purchased four one way tickets to Tokyo.
I feel liberated! And grateful that with life starting to slow down, I can hear myself again.