How We Define Ourselves
We met at Krakow airport by Kasia our Polish Tour Leader, who was instantly likeable, friendly and welcoming
We introduced ourselves by exchanging names, there were 7 men and 5 women, and were 12 independent travellers, which was a good situation to be in, because we were all in the same boat.
Our first night was spent in the beautiful mountain town of Zakopane. We all sat down for our first meal in a log cabin, where 3 local musicians were playing, Morley and I danced to the music.
The atmosphere felt very good we were all in good spirits, and getting to know each other. The feeling of excited anticipation was in the air, of our forthcoming adventure.
I asked the lady opposite her name, she said “Sally”
and what she did for a living, she said “I’m a priest”
wow I thought, then the man next to her Roger said “I’m a priest too”
There were 2 priests, two lawyers, a female gynaecologist, a travel sales consultant, a software engineer, a video games maker, a retired physicist, another retired man, and a teacher who used to be in the army and RAF, and little ‘ole me.
The diversity in occupations and personalities were vast, but for one week we were adventurers, explorers and cyclists, getting away from every day life.
We define ourselves by our occupation, our possessions, how many friends we have, but that’s not who we really are, we are creators put here to live life as joyously as possible.
We weren’t a priest, a lawyer or nurse, we were a group of people with one thing in common to follow our bliss and passion, and we couldn’t wait to mount those bikes.
“The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy you feel”
Have an amazing Wednesday.