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A boat called Turning Point

I have had this post in my drafts for a while. I thought I would finally finish it and put it out there. I may have posted something similar as this was an experience I had and I always post about my travel experiences at the time of having them. I have definitely used this photo for a post at the time I took it too, that’s for sure.

When I was doing farmwork, two of the days consisted of taking a boat ride to a peninsula that was only reachable by boat. There was a small stretch of land that stuck out of the Australian coastline and only the tip of this piece of land was inhabited by around five or six homes. One of these homes was owned by our farmer and he wanted our team of eight to help him with a home makeover. We painted, polished, gardened, drank beer and barbecued. It was cut off by rocky, mountainous regions and dense rain-forest, so we headed their via boat.

The boat we used to get there was called Turning Point.

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The name has a story. My farmer told me that he has worked all his life and wanted change as he reaches old age. He has been very grateful that his wife supported his high work ethic and long hours that comes owning a farm and stood by him all these decades. He wants to sell the farm and enjoy free time to travel with his wife. He hasn’t travelled before. Whenever he feels like he doesn’t want to sell off the farm and stick to what he has always done, he takes his boat- Turning Point- out to sea and reminds himself that he needs a turning point in his life.

I like the idea that he has this method to remind himself that change is needed. Something to do that changes his perspective and drags him out of the daily routine he has had for decades. A window into a new life that has never been experienced.

I need one of these, somewhere to go that reminds me of my goals. But then again, I believe that is what this working holiday visa is for. Every day I spend in an environment that isn’t the one I grew up in reminds me that I love my life and that I don’t want to go back to square one. I want to keep progressing, travelling and blogging about it. This visa was my turning point.

 

What is your turning point? Do you have something to go to that reminds you to change a bad habit or daily routing that you have wanted to escape for a long time, or experience something completely new? Let me know in the comments and as always, I will see you there.

This was a great trip working with these farmers, and the experiences I gained will stay with me for a long time.


 

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  1. I am 52 years old, so I have had MANY turning points. 🙂

    Sticking to after turning 30: 1) early 2001–ended one long-term relationship, started another, moved to Philly, upgraded career; 2) early 2004-late 2005–my mother died, I returned to Boston, I enrolled in a biostatistics program, I met my wife; 3) 2007-09–marriage, birth of daughters; 4) 2015-now: completed doctorate, changed careers, moved after 11 years.

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    • Many turning points indeed, some happy some sad, however I am sure all helped to make you the person you are today. Life is full of events and turning points, it’s about doing what we can to make life the best it can be 🙂

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  2. I think I just turned the corner around my turning point by following an economics university (note that I hated the economics teacher and all he taught during high school). So far it’s been 4 weeks into student life and (unexpectedly) I feel really refreshed and I actually enjoy all that is taught to me! I heard people argue that they felt so much better in high school… but I disagree 😅

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  3. Since middle age my life has been a series of Turning Points. No longer know what it means to be settled down to one place in time. Wouldn’t want it any other way. Each waking day can be a new turning point for me.

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    • That sounds very fun! I love adventure, my mum and dad traveled a lot before having me and my sister, and they loved the idea of waking up in a new place every day.

      For me, not settling in one place and exploring is what life is all about 🙂

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