Commitment No. 2

My second commitment is that I will learn at least one new thing each week about Nepal between now and when I depart for the trek in October. Why have I decided this? Partly because my journey to Nepal is imbued with a particular sense of purpose (provided by WaterAid). I go there armed withContinue reading “Commitment No. 2”

Reflecting

Earlier this week, I was thinking about how often we start something for one reason, but end up carrying it on for a completely different reason. I took up yoga, for example, primarily for the physical benefits: to change my body and to improve my posture. A few years later and I am still practising,Continue reading “Reflecting”

Commitment No. 1

Between now and October I intend to make mini personal commitments, in order to signpost the “inner” aspect of this journey. My first commitment is that I will try to remain fully present and grounded in the here and now. This commitment is firstly to remind myself that I do not have the power toContinue reading “Commitment No. 1”

Reality Checklist

Over the Christmas break I received my trek checklists from WaterAid (for packing, for training etc), making this feel so much more real. What I have learned so far: I need to buy lots of things I don’t have – I have already decided that a good sleeping bag is a non-negotiable. I will beContinue reading “Reality Checklist”