Travelling Light

July 29, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Organising Space

SnailLast month my husband and I hit the road in this great big land of ours. We hitched up our camper trailer and took ourselves to the Outback and far reaches of Western Australia. We saw some truly beautiful and iconic parts of Australia – the Kimberley, Bungle Bungles, Karijini National Park, Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia.

And we were not the only ones. There are thousands like us, travelling the country for a little time, or a lot. There are the “grey nomads”, retired folk who are using their new-found free time to explore. There are workers, who follow the seasonal work. There are foreign backpackers, who drink in the sights and experiences, and occasionally take up work to earn enough money to move on and do it all again. And there are young families, who take the children out of school of a term or longer, pack up the school work to take with them and learn just as much from life in the great outdoors.

We all have one thing in common. We have left behind most of our worldly possessions. And yet we still enjoy each day, still make the most of our opportunities.

There is a freedom to travelling light, like a snail with our home “on our back”.


About Our Organising Space Contributor

angela_esnoufAngela Esnouf lives well, laughs often and loves much. Her business is called Creating Order from Chaos, and she’s been helping clients create order from their chaos for 8 years now. The end result is a simpler, easier life, so they have room to breathe and time to enjoy their new environment. Now there’s the Declutter Club for those wanting to get organised, and The Professional Organiser’s Edge, delivering professional development for new and experienced Professional Organisers.


4 Responses to “Travelling Light”
  1. Maree says:

    What an amazing photo Angela. We love a road trip and hope to travel around outback Australia eventually, in the mean time we are taking a week to visit the Murray River which we feel in love with on a road trip to Adelaide a couple of years ago.
    Was there anything you particularly missed that you didn’t take with you?

  2. Chris Owen says:

    Well that gave me a boot up the bum to get me thinking differently!

    Thanks Angela!!