This is the chronicle of the journey that my wife and I have planned for ourselves for 2012 (and probably some of 2013).
As you have probably figured out, the word “sabwavique” was invented by me as an amalgamation of three terms: sabbatical, walkabout, and vision quest. I will leave you to pronounce it as you see fit. Below are the definitions of these words that best represent the concepts my wife and I discussed in defining our journey.
Sabbatical – an extended period of leave from one’s customary work to acquire new skills or training [rephrased from Dictionary.com] (or: what you call a sabwavique when you haven’t found the words to explain it to your family and employer).
Walkabout – a patient kind of aimlessness; a leaving behind of possessions as a remedy for when the duties and obligations of life cause one to lose one’s true self; a walk with no physical goal that continues until one becomes whole again [rephrased from Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts].
Vision Quest – a turning point in life taken to find oneself and the intended spiritual and life direction [rephrased from Wikipedia entry “Vision Quest”].
This blog is intended to be a repository of daily events, intentions, and stories. I hope that by committing to it, I will be forced to keep a journal of this great year. I also wanted a place to deliberately reflect, because I have wanted to cultivate that habit for some time. It is my hope that these reflections will be open-minded musings and observations and not so much opinions and judgments. We’ll see if I can pull it off.