the thirdeyeworld

Captivating Cape Town

Greetings from South Africa…wish you were here!

Photo taken in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2005.

I’ve been thinking a lot about South Africa lately.  Perhaps it is because I follow a few South African bloggers (you know who you are!) that I adore.  Or else it is because this was the first big trip I took after becoming a mother.

I was hesitant to start a family.  I was 32 and married for four years yet didn’t want to give up my passion for traveling and seeing the world.  Whenever the topic about starting a family began, I kept telling my husband, “Just one more trip!”  He knew me well, and thankfully understood my wanderlust personality.

It took a few tragic life changing events to change my mind.  Then the unexpected happened.  I was laid off from my job.  It seemed like there was no better time than the present to start a family (of course after a trip to Australia).  Luck was on my side and I got pregnant right away and had my son nine months later.

After a terrible bout of postpartum depression, I never thought I’d travel again.  But a year later, just as my son was taking his first steps, I boarded a plane to South Africa and spent ten wonderful days relishing in my joy of travel.

I have been lucky to travel ever since!  And it just goes to show, never give up on your dreams and passions in life!

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