I ended up in the corner of the yard in an old indoor/outdoor shed full of random tools. Dust and rust covered most of the items. There was a dummy dressed in old clothes that was hunched over in a strange position. It looked like something out of a horror movie. I started to freak out a little bit as Allan continued to follow me around the isolated corner.
I explored Melbourne after meeting up with an old coworker. I visited the war memorial, the botanical gardens, the zoo, and the mall. I even explore the nighttime city lights and a food truck festival.
I got a personalized food tour from a local. Not only did I get to taste delicious food, I had the chance to learn about life in Vietnam from an amazing person.
I was on my way to the airport to Thailand when I realized my ex-husband was getting married that day. I was happy I was traveling instead. This was the start of a whole new chapter.
I was back in LA after traveling for four months. I caught up with friends, doctor appointments, and adjusted to my new normal.
I went on a river cruise and dug for gold using a pan. I also had the chance to meet several locals in Fairbanks and learn about their life there.
At the North Pole, I watched children with their families take pictures with Santa. I felt sad that I didn’t have children. It was a strange and unexpected feeling.
I met a woman who told stories about a date playing a didgeridoo for whales. Then I showered with a wasp, to which I’m allergic.
I reconnected with a friend after not talking for five years. We both seemed to realize we’d played a part in the dissolution of our friendship and had both been in the wrong. It was great to see her again and resume our friendship.