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Going Home to Africa

One Woman's quest to return home, driving from Europe to Zimbabwe.

The cost of moving on ...

The cost of moving on ...

Two months since I last blogged ... what on earth have I been doing??

I have been doing a lot to move my life in a new direction but there is a cost that isn't just monetary when we make changes.  It is often said that moving house is one of the top stressors but I think that moving life from one stage to another may top that.  It is never easy to say goodbye to the people, places and even my lovely dog (who left at 17.5 years old).

I've also realised that when you're moving on you need to take the time ... time to evaluate, time to appreciate, time to review, time to be grateful. 

I've decided to be kind to myself during this time of change, making sure that I take the steps and time to move on and value the people who have contributed to my life and supported me, it is afterall the least one can do in life is to give time being the one thing that we can never get back.

Yet my ambition to drive home to Zimbabwe around the West Coast of Africa remains as strong as when I first thought of it only 4 months ago.  My bags are packed, my stuff is stored and now I need to focus on earning the funding to make it a reality. 

My map of Africa now hangs on the end of my bed so that I can see it every night and morning thinking of the people I shall meet, the places that I shall see and doubtless the adventures that will be had.

Serious blogging to follow, please take a moment to share with friends, the more people I have following me the more interest I will get in terms of support. 

In gratitude ... thanks to John who has shared the past 22 years of my life, may we have many more years of great friendship ahead.  Gratitude to my family in the Netherlands with whom I've developed great relationships over the past 20 years in Europe, they have shown me a wonderful side of family that I didn't have the opportunity to learn while growing up.  A special word for my niece and nephew who are a constant inspiration to me.  My friends far and wide who support me in so many ways my deepest gratitude for joining me on my life journey.  My clients who allow me to help them and help me with their support.  My journey supporters and followers, thanks for your interest and contributions.  All in all it may be a lot of stressful change right now but I'm blessed by you all.

Next, I've been promising to blog about the vehicle ... and trust me there has been lots of research and support from those who know more than me and I will blog about this soon.


What I need is a Unicorn!
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About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and after having lived in Europe for 20 years she decided to return home but uniquely she decided to drive  through Africa to get there.

She achieved her dream by driving 20,000kms through 18 West African countries over 8.5 months on her own for most of the journey.  Her book of the same title will soon be launched,and you can find out more about Dot or subscribe to the Blog for more.


Kusasa Scholarship Fund

Alongside my journey I've decided to raise funds for scholarships for girl's education in Zimbabwe, find out more about that here, to contribute to the Scholarship Fund please do so here.