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Time To Say Goodbye To Portugal

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

About a week and a half ago, I was feeling a little uninspired, not ungrateful, just uninspired. I did not know what to do about it, but I became aware that I needed a change. The big question was "What do I change?" I prayed about it and left it there. A series of events began to happen, I felt a great unrest, disturbed almost. The only thing I could do was make a decision to allow a drastic change in my life. A few days ago we made the decision to leave Portugal after spending one year and exactly 2 months in this beautiful country. We are heading off to Brazil next week. Ernest can't believe that he's returning to his home country after more than 30 years. It's a dream come true. It was so much fun to see the messages on his phone blowing up yesterday when he informed his family in Brazil that he's coming home. I am looking forward to more inspiration as I venture into a new country. The last time I was in South America, I was a teenager.

I have no idea what to expect. This is a very big country and I hope that we can see some of it. I have the "pinch me" feeling as it will be summer - something I long for. I get energized in scorching heat. The taste of rice and beans in Brazil will remind me of Trinidad. I wonder what Christmas is like in Brazil? As much as Canada and Trinidad and Tobago are multicultural, so is Brazil. I love seeing the mixture of people when I travel.

Making these sudden decisions to travel is exhilarating. We don't calmly hit the "Pay Now" buttons on the airline tickets, we pray and it's surreal to us that we're doing this. This time we screamed a little in excitement. Now it's time to do the happy dance! Hmmmm....and our suitcases are packed.

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