Walk Your Own Camino

By terikarl | Apr 12, 2019
Europe > Spain

I watched a documentary on the "Camino" in Spain and fell in love with it immediately. Less than a year later the universe nudged me forward, an it was time to take this 500-mile trek through northern Spain. Pretty quickly into the planning process I realized I would be going on my own. I bought a plane ticket -- to make it official -- and with 2 months to go before departure, I began prepping for the walk.

I knew from the beginning that this needed to be MY Camino, no one else's. I would be traveling there on my own, I would make decisions on my own, and I would sometimes walk on my own. And so I did. It was absolutely wonderful. There were times when I was lonely, times when I felt a bit like an oddball or faced an awkward goodbye. I certainly could have developed better relationships or had better closure. But I did it all my way, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Wherever you go, whatever you do: make time to walk your own "Camino". With friends -- or alone. Wherever you want to go, doing whatever you want to do. There's a place in this world for compromise, but the world needs you to DO YOU. Here's to your journey. . .

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Written by terikarl
Teri Karl loves learning, healing, and adventure, and she loves sharing that joy with others. After teaching in public and private schools for 10 years, Teri took education in a different direction in 2012, studying and teaching in the School of Metaphysics for 3 years and becoming a certified DreamBuilder Coach and Life Mastery Consultant through the Life Mastery Institute. Teri calls herself the “Joyedian” and LOVES when others follow their dreams and re-connect with what their joy.  She has presented workshops to a variety of groups and organizations, such as MENSA, the Kirk Center for Healthy Living, Joliet Junior College, the... Read more

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