The End and New Beginnings ...

Trip Start Oct 29, 2011
Trip End Jun 01, 2012

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

So that was it - the Big Adventure was over. I had actually come back home a couple of weeks earlier than planned because to be honest I was tired of the travelling and I knew it was time to go home and start the next phase of my life. It was time for a bit of 'Lets Face the Music and Dance'.

And timely it was because if I hadn't have done gone when I did, then I wouldn't have got my job at King Edward VI's School in Birmingham. I got the job on the 29th May and I was only meant to fly back in on the 1st June - so maybe fate stepped in a bit there.

But what a year it has been - I'm actually writing this the night before I start work, 403 days after I was last at work !!

I'm actually amazed how I feel, I thought I would be sad because the year (well slightly longer) is over, but actually I'm looking forward to a new school and the starting of the period of my life

Did I find the answers - of course not, but I did believe I did find a bit of myself out there. Not quite sure where it was but I think I have now realised that maybe I am a little bit capable than I thought. 

And all of this I found by make changes and getting out of my comfort zone. And now I have to make sure that I keep on doing that. By continuing to branch out and try new things and not just to slip back into my old ways but just in a new location. 

So off I go - onto a new adventure .... (don't worry no more blogging - well for now !!), who knows where it will lead, but isn't that just the point and the fun (and yes Mum I will try to drink less this time).

Liz (Birmingham 28th August 2012)

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Lesley (Cotopaxi Trip) on

Well Done Liz....

What a blog.... What an acheivement... you should be so proud of yourself.

You acheived so much and have been a brilliant travel companion to many along the way (myself included).

You have a fantastic attitude towards life and all it's twist and turns and I wish you all the very best as you start at your new school... I have a feeling with you that the adventure is far from over!

Love Lesley x

Jim on

Awesome Liz, just awesome!

cliffevans on

Hi Liz,
Couldn't sleep, so I trawled through travel blogs and came across yours. I so enjoyed your Everest Base Camp adventure. This year marks my 10th anniversary of the trip I made. You walked in my footsteps! I had such a brilliant time and so I was happy to re-live my adventure through your blog. The number of times I found myself saying " I walked there", I took a picture from that very spot" was incredible. I am so pleased that you had a lot of blue sky and sunshine. Your photographs are stunning. It's such a great place to take photographs. I've had a happy hour on your blog. Congratulations on completing such a challenging adventure. You have so much to share with your pupils; you will even inspire a few to get out there and try this sort of thing for themselves. Life is an adventure and it certainly is an education. I was grateful that my Head Teacher allowed me to have three weeks off school for my trip (in November/ December), you took a year! It may not be long before you get itchy feet and have to go on another's in your blood! Thanks for sharing your blog with us all. Really enjoyed it.

cliffevans on

Forgot to mention that there is quite amazing website which I think you might find interesting. Type in everestgigspixel and click on a site. Be prepared to get lost for an hour or so.

cliffevans on

oops! everestgigapixel

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