I have always wanted to go to Chile.
Location independence and seamless entrepreneurship were calling. I needed to be out of the country again to feed my soul. Sure, I’d been traveling, but primarily in the US. I’ve always wanted to go to Chile.
Years ago I looked on a map, I wondered: “Hmmm, what city has weather like San Francisco but is outside of the US?” That’s when I first came across Santiago. A map also took me to Seattle, also. But that’s another journey.
The flight to get there was expensive. So I saved up my miles for years with Chile in mind. I’d researched Patagonia and penguins and fantasized about the time when I’d be able to actually make the trek.
As the miles sat, the value in them was starting to go down. I was getting nervous, but I tried to keep the faith.
As my new contract with Elance went into negotiation, I decided to take the leap. But then my uncle died on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, I was with family and was able to attend his funeral.
It make me think: What if something else tragic happened soon? My miles would still be sitting there, decreasing in value. My time to visit Chile was running out.
So I finally did it. I arrived in Santiago. Days after I landed, the contract was negotiated and finalized. My dreams were coming true and I was feeling whole again. I’m so glad I took the leap. As I am every time I do!