Tunnel Creek, WA

I’ve just been on a road trip in the Top End. Driving from Darwin to Broome on the Gibb River Road in a 4WD campervan. The “Eskie” as our seasoned, 4WDriving friends called it. A client quipped as I was leaving that I was probably more of a “glamper”. I’ll concede that, however, I can put on hiking boots when needed. My eldest daughter’s summary of the trip – “uncomfortable, but amazing”.

One of the best things? Rest.

No phone, no internet, no email, no facebook. No TV, instagram or twitter. Driving, 5 families, stunning landscape and red dust.

A chance to detox from busyness – one of my friends took up compulsive washing to compensate. Not me. I’ll admit I rang one client in the 2 weeks but that was it.

Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

Maya Angelou

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