“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” ~ Lao-Tzu
So I have taken the StrengthsFinder test multiple times. Once while in college, once at the publishing house, and most recently, here at the law firm. Apparently, “Arranger” must have been just hanging out there at number 6 just waiting to show its face. It obviously picked the perfect time…after law school.
I cannot avoid it. I’m a perpetual planner and a habitual arranger. There should be a group for people like me.
And as much as I love my job, I cannot avoid the fact that it revolves around deadlines, constantly tracking the progress of cases or legislation, and recording my time in six minute increments.
Each of us has that element to what we do. We have checklists, deadlines, and to-do lists. It keeps us organized, keeps us upright, and on track. However, I am convinced that we also yearn for adventure, pine for the unexpected, and crave the beauty that a new experience brings.
My recent checklist has been one of my favorites. It has consisted of: get hiking boots, figure out what a spork is, learn to pack for two weeks in a foreign country in a single bag, and try to learn as much Spanish as you can.
Tomorrow I am going to give in to the yearning and give up the arranger and planner in me. I am ecstatic…and nervous as hell.
Tomorrow I board a plane, with my husband’s mom, bound for Madrid and then on Friday we hop on a train to Ponferada. In Ponferada we start our trip along the Camino de Santiago. We’ll meet our guys who have been on the trail for almost three weeks now and head to Santiago de Compestela.
I have no itinerary and no plans except to soak up every second of every minute. From what the guys have told us already, it has been an incredible and life changing experience. Of which the best part is who you meet along the way.
I simply cannot wait.
The guy have been posting pictures and updates from their travels and I’m sure we will do the same at Buen Camino.