The news last week about the volcano and its billowing ash cloud was such a surprise to say the least. Was there some warning that I missed? It seemed that it sprung a surprise on the airlines and the passengers so quickly. For the thousands of travellers who are not where they want to be it’s not only a frustrating time, it’s also an expensive one.
The stories I am reading on Facebook and hear from friends tell of cancelled holidays, workers who had gone abroad for meetings have been stranded abroad without extra clothing and essentials – desperate to return to loved ones, relatives who cannot get to weddings – weddings being postponed, elders who have run out of their medication, hours of queuing in line for a train tickets, even Witney Huston being forced to catch a car ferry to Ireland for her Dublin O2 gig… all land and sea transport being used to the full. And the airlines losing millions of pounds each day with their planes waiting for the all clear to fly again.
The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has a lot to answer for – a natural occurring crisis affecting Europe, yes a volcano – it seems surreal.
I wonder how many of us have been on a fantastic holiday and imagined how wonderful it would be to find ourselves without the choice of returning home for another week or so. Maybe it’s just me? Of course the novelty of the situation would soon wear off as the reality of restricted freedom kicked in.
Often in life, so many of us choose the easy option – the one which feels easy, makes the most sense. I guess some people are ‘allowing’ this crisis to happen to them – victims of circumstance – feeling powerless and stuck where they are unhappily outside of their comfort zone. They will be getting used to living a different life for a week or so ‘making the best of it’, their personal world shaping up differently, waiting for some news of how they will be getting back home.
When the chips are down and there is no easy solution to the challenges, isn’t it amazing how others will look for another way of finding their way home? The determination and desire to be back on home soil with loved ones – or work is immense.
Stepping into their adventure zone, weighing up options, looking for alternative accommodation, checking out various ways to catch cross country trains and getting to ferries. I know many travellers have run out of money and the trains and ferries are booked up – I read of stories of people grouping together to then look into hiring coaches and cars which are now extortionately priced because of greed and scarcity.
Everyone will have a different story to tell of their adventures. Everyone will have had their comfort zones stretched in one way and another. Every situation will be drawing on each person’s inner resources and courage. I hope this situation is soon improved so everyone can happily get to where they want to be – my heart goes out to them.
If you used the power of your determination to achieve your tasks, how would things be different? How often do you go the extra mile? If you had to be somewhere would you travel all night in a taxi (if you had the money and the taxi available) would you do it? How far is too far? When you’re looking for a job how far will you travel? How about a new home, a night out, a trip to see something interesting? What restrictions do you put on yourself? What are these restrictions costing you in choice and adventure? How much more fun, fulfilled, fabulous would your life be if you allowed yourself some additional freedom? How much courage would you need to find? Not much I bet, it just takes a decision. When are you going to get out of your own way?
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