Day 21: Ellemalla to Kowdahalli

Distance: 9.1km

Only a short day of walking as I entered the Forest / Elephant zone. Downwind - I was hoping. Instead I was met with a Megan Gale force headwind. Perfect picking for an angry bull elephant.

 Can't I go fast? 🏃🏼 

Can't I go fast? 🏃🏼 

 Indian Salesman. "Swap Bags?" 

Indian Salesman. "Swap Bags?" 

I checked into the Forest Department for an update on animal sightings and for permission to sleep in the Ranger's guest house. Lucky - both were given the all clear. Just elephants in the early morning and nights so to avoid walking at those times.

 MM Hills in the distance  

MM Hills in the distance  

 Gate heading into my home for the night. 

Gate heading into my home for the night. 

As I fast approach the halfway mark, I am constantly asked on the walk - "Mr. Tom, what is your purpose?" I am drawn to think about its purpose for my own self. Essentially what is the goal for myself?

 White Line Fever

White Line Fever

Right now there are no real tangible goals in my life. And I feel completely content and at ease with that. Freedom as I pound the pavement, no longer swimming towards a goal of uncertainty but instead floating with the tide to better understand myself and what I want to achieve.

This is a decision we all must make consciously or unconsciously at various stages in our life. There is nothing wrong with either - I bare no judgment on how others choose to live their lives.

As I float in and out between thoughts, there is is a commonality "to not get caught back in the system - have faith to pursue my passions."

We can get caught to chase goals rather than understand the individual. There is something inside all of us that makes us happy - a priority where greater investment should always be made.

If unsure what this is.. Just float.

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