I remember before we begun to travel 6 months ago (can you believe it!) that I slightly feared weather... I feared living in a canvas thin walls as I imagined that they wouldn't protect like a solid house structure would. But that fear soon disappeared as I was so determined to live the life of travel and figured we could just follow the good weather.
BUT whatever the weather there will always be challenges. Weather is unpredictable and I actually like this about it. I love that it can be rainy one day and sunny the next. I lie in bed at night wondering what the next day will be like... I like that element of surprise!
Considering the rest of my family - particularly our kids can make me nervous in combination with unpredictable weather. I know I can keep myself safe but what about 2 other lives!
Recently (couple of months ago) we had a full on experience with wind of 61km winds. Now that doesn't sound like much but I can assure you it was full on and it seemed to get worse each day out of the 7 days we were staying on the coast of Victoria. We could have moved but in this instance we felt stuck for the first time in a travels. We were waiting on our next lot of income to come through - this felt like the longest week ever!
Through this experience with wind we soon had to learn very quickly that we had to accept it not reject it. When we felt high strung things like massive hole in the side of our tent happened....
As I write this post we are experiencing consistent rain. At first we resisted it... Thinking we can't wait to get away from the 'bad weather! What is 'bad' weather anyhow? Some consider bad weather as too much humidity or rainy or windy or coldness... This helped us to reconsider so called bad weather. We figured that we need to 'bad' to make the good. Rain helps grass grow, sun feels nice when it kisses the skin, rain can feel refreshing like new beginnings, wind can feel high energy which can remind us to be settled in our own bodies... It all effects us and I personally think it helps us grow so much. We have learnt so many things from the weather - aka mother nature! We have learnt that we can be one with it and adjust accordingly!
We often wonder how people native to the lands would cope with different weather... The answer is obvious... They adjust and accept whatever weather comes their way, they don't resist it, they respect it!
I'm listening late at night to a beautiful lil with creek trickling water through it... It's so calming and peaceful. The funny this is that people buy those fake water fountains in stores for this effect! I feel so blessed to be experiencing it now! Thank you rain! :-)
I love living the life we live! Not because it's easy but because in addicted to this great land! We have learnt so much from allowing ourselves to 'feel' places... Not just visit them. We are not the type just to 'see' places we would much rather feel places meaning that we open ourselves to new experiences and this affects our personal growth in a HUGE way. We are way different from 6 months ago that we are finding it hard to adjust to the 'new us' but we love it and wouldn't trade it for anything!
Get out there are begin to 'feeling' places with your family- you're life will change even if it's just day trips, it all makes a difference! Believe that!
Here's to your freedom!