How many of us haven’t dreamt of a new start to dare to live his own dreams ? "Life is a dream, but dreaming is not living", said Huygens.
It’s in asking myself this question that I progressively ceased to imagine the existence of my dreams to really live them. From dream to reality there is sometimes only a step. And most of the time, the only Grail, the only true motivation that drives us to take this step and to do things, much more than the desire to earn more money or to engage in a socially better valued job, is simply the fact of "being happy".
Happy to live. Happy to discover. Happy to meet people. Happy to share things. Whether it is caused by a professional hazard, a personal factor or made by a sudden awareness - which was my case ; this step forward is less and less of a leap into the void.
Six years ago, still virgin of any knowledge on the subject, naked as a worm in the middle of a vineyard, I embarged into full retraining, I jumped into the wine. The most beautiful corner of my life. I sat on the benches of the school and there I began to devour every book on the subject that I could find, with a frenzy without limits.
I was quickly invaded by thousands of questions : Why do journalists always talk about the same wine countries ? What is the true face of the wine world ? What does wine taste like around the world ?... It is in response to these questions and many more that I imagined WINE Explorers. It took six years of reflection, research and preparation before finally being ready to hit the road. In addition I was helped by great and wonderful people, who guided me in my moments of doubt. So now it's my turn to share some tips with you.
Establish a specific career plan : be sure yours is viable, that there is a demand for the activity that you lead, and most important of all, that your family is in line with your desires. If it is essential that your project is first of all personal, it is necessary that those who accompany you also find their place in it, which is not always easy.
Take stock of your current situation : do you feel a strong need to change your life or do you feel more of a point ill-being tied to a particular event in your life ? Achieve to distinguish one from the other is a critical step and does not happen in a few days. Allow yourself time to think, to make sure that your desire is feasible.
Do not idealize your future place of life : try to take a few weeks vacation instead at a time of the year you've never done previously, before you decide to make the leap. And if it is rather the "world tour" life style mode that attracts you, we will prepare your route.
Dear Friends, it remains for me to thank you all as a closing of this first article. Thank you for your support. Thank you for being with us to experience and share this wonderful human adventure. May it encourage you too to go after your dreams. The world is opening it’s arms to us. And always remember this : we are all Explorers !
Let’s start !