Leap into New Phase

After 9 months of hiatus, I will start posting again on this blog. Under a slightly different format. I will be a Rambling Traveller, sharing what has happened the last few months and current thoughts. A monologue of sorts.

Part Thoughts. Part Journal entry. Part Discoveries. Part Musings. Part Travel stuff. All about living life through conscious Experiences with awareness.

View under arch of Neuschwanstein - P1420348

Walking under the Entrance arch at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.

Where Have I been? What have I been doing??

Quick answer: Living in Germany. Yep, I picked up and left Canada.

Long winded answer: It’s mostly because I decided to turn my life upside down and inside out. Make happen what I want – live in Europe. As a result, I’ve had to live more inter-actively and with much more awareness, instead of being passive in my day-to-day life.

What’s passive?

I can easily go about my day-to-day life in Toronto with my eyes closed. I have my usual weekly schedule with familiar faces to smile at and regular stores and restaurants to visit. I’d toss in something new to do here and there but overall, life was comfortable, familiar but stale. Some would say that’s a normal life.

          If nothing is broken, don’t fix it.

But it was my 40th year on this planet in this lifetime, do I really want to continue this pattern for another 40 years!? *yawn…

So I decided to shake things up.

Let’s just say it’s been quite a challenging and surreal life. A bit traumatizing at times. It’s always fun.

What’s inter-active?

Without thorough research, I bought a ticket, packed, jumped on a plane and moved to a different continent within 2 months; from North America to Europe. No definite plans. No contacts.

Left behind my tribe, my safety net, my comfort zone.

Initially, it was smooth sailing. Found a lovely furnished room and 2 different Tandem Partners (language exchange partners) – all waiting to welcome me upon my arrival in Hamburg, Germany. Synchronicity was at play and I felt like I could manifest what I needed.

However, at the end of my first 3 months, I experienced a patch of hiccups which was when the contract of my first furnish room came to an end. Within the span of 3 months, I moved 4 times.

Why? Why? Why?

Is the typical question I am asked by strangers, new acquaintances and old friends and of course family members.
Why am I living in Germany? Why am I learning German? Why did I leave Toronto? What’s wrong with Canada??

A simple answer, “Why not?!”

If you’re also asking and wondering. Follow me and you will find out…

2 thoughts on “Leap into New Phase

  1. Hey Karen, welcome back! It’s been so long since we saw your last post…well, I’m still here, so am looking forward to read more about how you’re getting on in Germany 🙂 Take care, cheers.


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