Spiritual Saturday :- Totem Animals

Ever cross path with an animal or an insect – unexpectedly?! So much so, they startle you and stops you in your tracks??

Be it a spider, ant, frog, dragonfly, chicken, bat, goats.

I don’t mean the animals you see when you go to a zoo or pet store. I mean the animals that you encounter while minding your own business. Like a butterfly that suddenly catches your attention while you are on your daily run. That neighbor’s pet turtle which never leaves their house but suddenly is walking across your path outside.

Well recently, it keeps occurring to me. Animals capture my attention in unexpected locations at unexpected time of day. I jot down the encounters and when I get on the interweb I google them and see what they symbolize as an animal totem. Often times, the meaning as provided are immediate reminders of emotions or thoughts I have been avoiding or unaware of or have not considered. Synchronicity is at play and the Universe makes it hard to ignore. Continue reading

She did What!?! ~ with Alison

Single Woman Travels! (SWT) is a place to inspire and motivate women (and men) around the world to travel. She did What?! is a monthly series of Q&A – asking women around the world to share their past travel experience. From this, I hope a few more women who are on the brink of expanding their world will be inspired and motivated to turn their dreams into reality.

Bio…    Alison Bellaire, Toronto, 21st Century shaman, Future Academy award voter

SWT:    Where was the destination of your first solo trip?

AB:        Toronto

SWT:    How old were you?

AB:        21

SWT:    Were you single or attached at the time?

AB:        Attached

SWT:    What inspired the idea?

AB:        Boredom and curiosity

SWT:    What was your trip style? (backpack, tour group, comfort, meetup with family/friends)

AB:        Shopping

SWT:    What type of accommodations? (family owned, B&B, tents, if a hotel, how many stars)

AB:        N/A.

SWT:    How long was your trip?

AB:        1 day

SWT:    Who looked after the logistics?

AB:        I did.

SWT:    If you planned and/or booked the itinerary, did you enjoy the process?

AB:        N/A

SWT:    If you worked with a travel agent, how was the experience?

AB:        N/A

SWT:    Would you / have you booked subsequent trips yourself?

AB:        Yes

SWT:    What would you do different – in hindsight?

AB:        I would have bought more things.

SWT:    Did you feel comfortable traveling solo?

AB:        Yes.

SWT:    How much research did you do in advance?

AB:        Zero

SWT:    What was the biggest surprise on the trip?

AB:        How fast cash runs out.

SWT:    What did you learn about yourself during the trip that you weren’t totally aware of beforehand?

AB:        I like expensive things.

SWT:    Was there any close calls or run-ins?

AB:        No.

SWT:    Where is your next dream destination?

AB:        ?

Next time, we’ll hear from Bee who chose to travel on her own…

If you’d like to share your story, contact me! 🙂