Post Camino #15 – Little Changes

I've already mentioned a big change since walking the Camino – I no longer need glasses.

But I've also noticed little changes.

Since coming back, I now keep my mobile phone on silent. I can't handle hearing it ring. And if I miss a call because I haven't heard it, I don't care. I used to obsessively respond to my phone. Not anymore.

I don't do Facebook anymore, either. Not like before.

Before the Camino, I'd have posted at least four to six times a day. Since returning, I've posted perhaps maybe six times in five weeks. It seems folly now. And ego driven.

Also, I used to always put the alarm on at night. The house is securely locked, but still I would always arm the security alarm. Not anymore.

Personal grooming – I used to use moisturiser each day. Didn't on the camino. Haven't since. And I still haven't put a battery in my razor.

Little changes. They actually mean big things…

 

13 thoughts on “Post Camino #15 – Little Changes

  1. Oh Bill, what can i say. You are liberating yourself from the Old Bill. I can’t wait to see what happens to you after your second camino!

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  2. You’re so right, Bill. The “little”things flake off to reveal the new person underneath. Its wonderful that you are tuned into yourself so much that you are aware them!

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  3. One day you just might put a blade in your razor as you think about all the waste of using disposables;-) Sometimes simplicity turns out to be less straightforward.
    BUT BUT BUT I applaud the decision you are making and the changes you are allowing to occur.
    Have you read “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”? I just read it this week and kept thinking of you (not that you are like him or the story is anything like yours – maybe it was the transformation)

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  4. I have a beard instead, now — so I just use scissors to trim it !!!

    (but then I simply don’t like the way I look clean-shaven)

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