A friend introduced me to International Living, a magazine and organization that helps people understand the legal, financial and cultural intricacies of moving to, and living in, a different country. And, I now seem to be circling back, thinking about those childhood yearnings, wondering what's stopping me from doing what I might have done then if things had gone a different direction. What's keeping me from spending several months a year living in other countries, learning other languages, immersing myself in other cultures?
The more I think about the things that fascinated me as a child, the more it seems that "circling back" might be a strategy for this stage of life. Maybe those interests and yearnings are like dormant seeds just waiting for the right combination of time and circumstances before breaking ground once again in our consciousness.
What do you think?