Bye 2017, what a year…

I can’t believe this year is over. I can perfectly say that this 2017 has been the best and the worst year of my life. But, I would live it again, with all the bad things, because that would mean also living the most amazing experiences ever.

When I left Barcelona in January to be a nomad through Africa I never imagined what the universe had for me. Buying a car, rescuing Gingy Mou, seen all the amazing wild animals, heard lions roar, camped over 3000m, rescued dogs, going to locals schools with Gingy to teach the kids, lived on the beach of Lake Malawi, not wearing shoes for almost a year, showers every minimum 5 days hahaha, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and now Barcelona, and all with Ginger….. absolutely incredible. I know how awesome my life has been this year. If I wanted to do something, I did, with no buts.

 

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At a friend house in Livingstone, Zambia

But, also, the sickest I have never been in my entire life. Malaria. This parasite led me into hospital for a week. I had nightmares about it for months afterwards and just the idea of being sick again made me cry.  I don’t think I have been that scared in my life. I wanted to leave Africa after that, I didn’t want the risk of having malaria again. Sadly Ginger’s paperwork wasn’t ready to travel by then, so I had to be in Africa or leave her behind. Of course, I stayed, and I am grateful to her for that because even in tears I had to get over my fear.

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Seeing wild elephants through our home window, Zambia

Now, back in Barcelona, enjoying the family with Ging, but also going through a difficult situation with the person who I travel with and partner in my mischiefs around the world, who has an infection of the nervous system.

But I don’t complain. I chose this path. The path of uncertain, away from my comfort zone, where all these madness things can happen and turn your life into a nightmare.  It is my path, the path where I feel alive. So, if they are in it is because I can learn things from them and lead me to be a better person and better places. You don’t imagine how much I have changed in a year…

What a year…

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Over 3000m, Mt Mulanje, Malawi

I am ready to say bye to this incredible year and be thankful. Thankful to the universe and to myself for being brave enough to follow my crazy heart and live how I really want to be, wild and free.

I open my heart for 2018. The year of the Dog! That is a sign!! It has to be hahaha. I can not wait to tell you the news for this year! It is going to be even better, I just know. And no, I have never had New Years intentions in my life as I try to work on my intentions every day. Like remembering every day to LIVE, BE KIND and RELAX. But, mostly, to the first one, we are alive and we have to live not to exist.

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At the Zambian sunset

As always, no plans made, we still go with the wind ♥

Happy New Year you all! Wishing love love love

Make sure you follow our daily adventures @nomad.dog

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Author: SOL

Nomad with my rescued Zambian dog living in a Landcruiser"98