Lada Rally, appreciating the journey.

Last Friday me and the Worldwide Tribe team set off on a crazy adventure…our maddest fundraiser yet…The Lada Rally.

We bought cars in Estonia and are currently still in the process of driving them down to Greece to donate to our partners working in the camps there.

 

We’re still in the middle of the longest drive I’ve ever done. So far we’ve driven through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria where we are currently driving through beautiful countryside to the Serbian border.

We’ve got a long way to go still and we’ve done some serious days of driving already. Through days and nights, rain and blazing sunshine; there’s been various obstacles along the way (two clamps this morning and SEVERAL police run-ins (they don’t seem to appreciate our brightly coloured car)…but it’s been amazing.

I’ve struggled to know what to post as it’s been a whirlwind of countries and adventures and stimulation as well as hours in the car with so much time to think.

What I’ve been thinking about a lot might sound cheesy but where, in the past, I have only ever travelled to reach a destination, I’ve just wished the hours on buses and trains and flights away.

For the first time ever as I’ve sat looking out the window, I’ve focussed on enjoying the journey. Appreciating those hours and hours and miles and miles without a focus on where we’re going. And I guess that is exactly what life is…one big long, crazy rollercoaster of a journey. And I wanna look back on it knowing I was as present and THERE, as I possibly could be, every step of the way.

There is always somewhere to go, something to buy, someone to see, something to achieve, but I think the biggest achievement is relaxing into the process.