Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God… 1 Peter 1:18 (MSG)
I spent a fantastic fortnight in the UK visiting friends, travelling & sightseeing as well as participating in various activities. Visiting the UK is like going home so it was great to be around so many familiar sights while at the same time acknowledging the changes since my last visit.
This trip was part of my 30th birthday celebrations so I made sure to include some new adventures along with my normal activities.
Each time I travel to the UK, I always leave with much more than what I arrived with physically of course (with my luggage) but also spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The time often acts as a reset for me in terms of my focus. So what did I learn/gain on this trip?
Here are some examples:
I understood on a deeper level the importance of Rest & Relaxation
It’s easy to get caught up in the projects and what I want to accomplish at the expense of rest. However, this trip provided a crystal clear reminder of why rest is important and how it enriches my life. Since returning, I’ve reviewed my schedule and included more time to rest and relax.
It’s always difficult when my trip is coming to an end and I prepare to return to Barbados where I’m currently based. I find this quote sums up the feeling very well for me.
Toatie, the wee highland cow (heeland coo if you want to sound Scottish) is my new travel companion. He left his bonnie Scotland to travel the world, brave lad! Follow his adventures here.
It truly was an amazing time away and I look forward to seeing the fruit in my life from the seeds that were planted during this period. To read about the German leg of this autumn trip, click here.
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