There’s been a slight change of plan.

I’m still in the UK, and an unexpected (but non-life-threatening) health issue needs to be resolved, meaning that I’m likely to remain here for at least the next four months. Needless to say, this was a difficult realization, but it has countless silver linings.

My health will be my priority for the foreseeable future, but I’m also looking forward to rediscovering the highways and byways of the British Isles (I’m sure I’m not the only one who, after long absence from the motherland, feels the urge to go and explore her own backyard as thoroughly as she did the plains and passes of Asia), making a brief cameo on the London courier circuit (starting tomorrow; lock up your daughters), and taking some time to reflect on (and write up) the experiences of the last couple of years.

I will be back on the road sometime, but I’m not yet sure when, and I’m not yet sure where I’ll be starting (Alaska? Vancouver? New York?), or which direction I’ll be going, which gives me a heady sense of freedom and potential. Curiously, I think I’m at my happiest when planning is kept to a minimum.

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