Our upcoming Mongolian journey is not only an exciting adventure to an exotic place, but also an embodiment of who we are and where we are going in life. The Warrior Queen tour is an opportunity to take ourselves to a place outside of our comfort zone, and to thrive there. While there we will tap into our three-part selves: Woman, Warrior, and Queen. We will identify our strengths, our fears, and rise above our past perceptions to create a new and more powerful life. How will we do this? It all begins with maps: identifying our place, acknowledging where we’ve been, pondering where we’ll go.

So, where should we go? There are lots of books, blogs, movies, and more that tell us how important goal-setting is. Our modern world is obsessed with achieving. Achieving monetary goals, professional goals, relationship goals. Now, goals are just fine and dandy. They can really help when we need to get down to the task of creating something, and help us stay focused when distractions come calling. But I’ve always felt like goals are very linear by design, and can hinder us if we become slaves to them. And besides, do we really know what we’re doing? I mean, sometimes the best things happen serendipitously. Out of the corner of our eye, something outside of our ken appears and changes our life. The trick is to be willing to “go with it.” The fear is that we’ll be led astray, fall into torpor, become a flake, never get anywhere. All those voices in our head telling us to follow nice straight lines are just flavors of fear.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us!” – Joseph Campbell

So, back to maps and our journey. Mongolia is a vast canvas upon which to write epic tales. Our epic tales. It is open, and empty, and filled with sky, and is the perfect spot to map our new lives. Cartography is mathematically precise, yet open to variance and interpretation. Presenting a curved surface on a flat one requires decisions to be made. We can’t have it all. One map can’t be correct in shape, size, distance, and all other factors at the same time. We have to choose what is important. The same goes for our lives. What do we focus on? What’s important? Where do we want to enhance, where do we want to minimize? With this view of goal-setting, we’ll proceed on this particular journey.

The interesting new addressing system what3words has serendipitously validated our Warrior Queen tour. The final destination of our trip is labeled plausible.path.womanly.

Together we will create our Woman/Warrior/Queen paths, and we will decide what is plausible.

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson