Posts by Nadine Karel

Nadine Karel blogs at singlestepcamino.wordpress.com, where she writes about her Camino, her travels, and her goals. At this very moment she is probably drinking coffee, dreaming about what comes next, and taking that first step.

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How to Realize Your Dream When You’ve Gotten Off Track

“Come, even if you have broken your vow one thousand times, come, yet again, come, come.” ~Rumi

I read these words on a plaque in the middle of climbing a small mountain, in the middle of northern Spain, in the middle of a hot summer, at the end of my thirty-third year.

My eyes filled with tears and even as I brushed them away, adjusted my pack, and continued climbing up the mountain, the words echoed in my mind

I was walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage route that runs across the north of Spain. I’d started my …