Adelaide was happiness,
It was home.
It was the best time of my life.
It was over four months in this quaint, beautiful, humble city.
It was truly starting to put down roots for the first time since hitting the road and it was both frightening and incredible.
It was the most beautiful community of like-minded high vibe-ing people, who I just simply couldn’t get enough of.
It was forming such genuine heartwarming friendships that it just lights up my life and soul. Seriously, the amount of life long friends that I’ve made here is just overwhelmingly surreal it just makes me grin with glee and delight. I don’t know where all these beautiful people came from, or even how they entered my life, but I know that there is not one day that I don’t feel ridiculously grateful to have their light and love in my life. I know that I am the richest person in the world because I’ve been blessed with these treasures. The simple treasures of love and of friendship.
It was spending hours exploring new roads and riding in the sun.
It was seeing the most incredible scenery on the bike, and just being immersed in the Adelaide hills.
It was truly falling in love with and getting serious about cycling.
It was finding my voice on youtube, and loving the platform more than ever.
It was realizing how much I truly love just living and FEELING. Feeling hurt, love, passion, sadness and all ranges of emotions.
It was becoming the happiest, healthiest and fittest I’ve ever been.
It was being surrounded by people that just have a contagiously insatiable appetite for life, adventure and love. People that have the desire and NEED to go out into the world and express their true selves, and make a positive impact on this planet. People who are earth shakers, innovators, go getters, inspirations, game changers, and thought leaders.It was chasing and finding my bliss in this quaint little city. I found it in friends, in the peaceful serenity of the Adelaide hills, I found it in my own self growth, I found it in strangers at the market, in a cup of warm tea, in the familiar smile of a loved one, in the pain which signals progress, at the bottom of a tahini jar, in gratitude for what I have, and in the present moment. It was feeling so blessed to have such GENUINE caring loving people in my life that I can love and that can love me. I just am speechless and utterly overwhelmed with gratitude when I think about it and I feel like the luckiest gal in the world to have stumbled across these humble gems. I feel so fucking rich with love that I feel as if I could die tomorrow and know that I have genuinely loved and been loved.
In Adelaide I became the person that I’ve always wanted to be. And that person isn’t defined by a physical appearance, financial stability, a level of fitness, or anything physical for that matter, rather it’s defined simply as a feeling, a feeling of genuine unapologetic and irrevocable happiness. I have learnt more about myself, what I value, what I love, who I love, what my passions are, where I draw purpose, and everyday I am one step closer to loving myself unconditionally.
So cheers to Adelaide, cheers to all the wonderful souls that inhabit this city, cheers to everyone who’s challenged me, inspired me, pushed me, supported me, and loved me. This one’s for you. I owe the person I am today to you. And I thank you for that.