When it hurts to move, you think differently.
When your body becomes so insistently present — the world shifts.
Never before have I been physically incapable of doing as I wished. (I concede the backflip and side splits were never serious contenders on my list of physical feats, though my teenage self would have enjoyed bragging rights on those.)
The pundits and sages of business will tell you what I’m doing is wrong; they will say freelancers shouldn’t function this way. “The self-employed should have more self-respect,” they will sniff.
You see, I’m not wearing any clothes as I write this.
It’s 1 year, 1 wedding, 2 deaths, 2 states and 3 continents since We are the Treasure Hunters was born.
My brother married and my grandparents died, all 3 events in 5 months. (‘Bittersweet’ doesn’t really cut it.) I left Queensland to create a new home in New South Wales and I’ve journeyed within Australia, UK/Europe, North America and
There’s a gut-gurgling, mind-churning fear that can pop up when you’re adjusting to change. It comes before you know if your new home/job/venture will suit you, before you’ve a semblance of a new routine (however vague), before the good habits you wanted to create have actually formed.
It goes something like this:
I took a solo road trip recently: nearly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) along the east coast of Australia on the Pacific Highway. North to south. Brisbane to Sydney. Charting the geography from one city to another but tracing a route that would link two lives — and loop through my childhood stomping grounds just past the halfway mark.
Driving alone meant I had time to think about the change and actively mark the transition. Just as I’d cleaned out a lot of accumulated
When things change, are you the rock or the feather?
Do you rally against the change, insisting — in your mind, at least — there should be a restoration of the way things were? Are you resolute and steadfast in your beliefs; immovable in your opposition despite other contending ideas?
Or, are you highly flexible and adaptable by nature? Not only capable of changing but