Its the last day of 2009, I’ve arrived at my parents permanent on-site caravan in the lovely town of Nelson, Victoria. The temperature would be pushing 35 by now given how the plant life is withering under the suns gaze. And I can’t think of a better place to be, especially since I am stuck without mobile phone or internet service, which for and IT geek really is a problem.
Sitting back at the cheapest plastic outdoor table setting you can buy, beer in one hand and keyboard in my other. All I can think about is how perfect it is to be where I am right now to bring in the new year, the year my entire lifestyle will change.
Surrounded by strangers I will pass from 2009 where I rebuilt my life after a turbulent ending to 2008, into 2010, where I have friends across the world all seeking what I seek. The lifestyle of a nomad, a vagabond a wanderer.
In just a month of involving myself with the awesome travel blogging community I have tweeted to and commented on some really impressive people that have re-enforced what a great lifestyle and personal journey travel can be. I just hope that on my journey I can pass by these amazing travelers and in typical Aussie style buy them a beer and let them know that what they do and the help they offer is greatly appreciated.
For now though I’m off to throw a fishing rod into the river and make peace with 2009. Because come tomorrow I will no longer be saying “I’m planning to travel next year” because the year will have arrived.
Oh and excuse the fact its no longer the last day of the year.