I got an email a few days ago from Travellers´Tales, with an invitation to attend a workshop in London:
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My heart started to beat fast and I could hardly sit still. Oh, how I would love, love, love to go!
It is not an option though. Of course it is not an option. I had to tell myself this over and over again. It is not an option.
After saying this too many times, I had to tell myself to stop. To stop this negative thinking. To turn around, to see with my eyes that there is always a fork in the road, and it is up to me to make my decisions.
I am not going to London (though I still would love, love, love to go), but I will make my own workshop. Gather a pile of books, pick out some photos, write a tale, and then another, and yet another. I will be my own teacher, I will give myself homework, and I will ask you to be my audience, to give me feedback, to cheer for me.
The photos in this post are from the old postoffice in Sabaudia, a small town in Italy. My first study will be to learn more about this town and my first homework will be to write a travel tale from there.
The travel blog, Caffe Avec, will be where I will post my travel tales.
The pile of books I have so far consists of: