I am about two weeks out from flying out on one-way tickets to México and starting the next few years being back on the road again. Traveling through Central & South America years ago was like nothing I had experienced before and changed the way I viewed the world. There is something about the magic of the land and nature and the spirit of the people that has drawn me back. I am excited to reconnect back with nature, immerse myself in different cultures, and connect with the people. I cannot wait to explore new jungles, climb ancient Maya ruins, and do some fantastic hiking with some breathtaking waterfalls.
As I am here in Cayman packing my belongings into boxes and beginning to make my final arrangements, it is finally starting to really hit me that this is it, that I will be leaving, and that it will be many years before I return. As I stop to think and reflect on how far I have come since being back home for the last eight years. During this time, I earned first a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition, then a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, then an Associate’s Degree in Applied Nutrition, and just recently, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. Wow, what a ride it has been going to school while working full-time, but here we are finally. It has been eight years in the making for this next chapter of my journey and new vocation!