Green Lights Ahead

Have you ever been driving around, just because? There is no final destination, there is no hidden purpose. Maybe it was an early morning. Maybe it was a late evening. For me it was 13th of April, 2015. I can no longer remember why it came to be this exact day. Did I do anything special? Did someone say something? Or was if perhaps just time?

I knew I had a choice to make. One that was eating away at me, no matter where I went. I couldn’t “just think about something else”. Sure, I had time, but it didn’t feel that way. It felt like the choice had to be made as soon as possible. I wouldn’t get any rest before then. I wanted to start my studies. I wanted to move on. However, the world was calling my name.

I made up my mind driving on a long straight road. It had several traffic lights ahead. The first one was green. The second one was green. The last one was green. Curiously, this blew my mind. Right at that moment I understood the full meaning of the choice being mine, and mine alone. I could do anything. I could go anywhere. And if I could go anywhere, where would I go? Certainly not to school.

Like you read about in my previous post, I used the first half of my year of complete freedom to volunteer in Namibia, Africa and travel to Cyprus and Scotland. Now I have one half left. Where do I go from here? China? Russia? Definitely Australia. The world is endless of opportunities. Today I am greatful that I am free to avail myself of them. That for me, there are only Green Lights Ahead.

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13 thoughts on “Green Lights Ahead

  1. So this is the story behind the name of the blog! Not just a metaphor, but actual green lights^^ Intresting 🙂

    I am happy to have been a part of your travels and green lights the first half year of your complete freedom – it was a fun ride 🙂

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    1. Yep! At that time I didn’t know that I was going to start blogging though. I just remembered this experience when looking for a name and found it quite fitting:)

      That’s so nice to hear! I love your commentes, and am looking forward to sharing 2016 with you too!!:)

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  2. Hi,
    I know Matt. Very cool. How did you get a photo of a leopard in a tree?
    I met you on Danny Ray’s site. Congratulations on being his featured blogger! I was his featured blogger too! Perhaps you’ll check out my blog especially if you could use a blogging tip or two; that what I blog about.
    Janice

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    1. Hello:) I took the photo when I was volunteering in Namibia, Africa. You’ll find lots of posts about my experience there. Missy-jo was one of my favorite animals ❤

      Congratz to you too! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog, I hope you like it! I'll be checking yours out too;)

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  3. It is funny isn’t it when you’re considering the leap to start travelling, and you notice such signs! It would be so easy to play it safe and just stick to what is known. I agree though, so many options! Exciting to know that you could be pretty much anywhere in the world within 24 hours. It sounds as though you’ve got an exciting time ahead :). I loved Australia!

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    1. Yeah! It really made up my mind for me:) I don’t regret any of the destinations I chose in 2015. Hope 2016 is as good!
      I agree, it is remarkable how much smaller the world has gotten. I love it;)
      I’m glad you liked Australia, I hope I will enjoy my stay there too. Which cities did you visit?:)

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    1. Glad I’m not the only one! It’s so calming, especially if I’m driving in the evening. Next I’m going somewhere I’m afraid I’ll freeze! Thank you for joining me on my adventures:)

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