This journey – as bold because it sounds – was the logical subsequent step.
“It comes again to: as a substitute of pondering of the obstacles, consider the alternatives and what works for you and what life are you able to create,” Nadja says. “That’s not essentially going again to the identical life you had collectively, however making a life that works for you on this second in time.”
And the timing of this journey felt proper. When her father died in February, it strengthened Nadja’s resolve.
“The very last thing I might talk about with [my dad] was actually, we’re going to Africa. He was like, ‘that’s such a fantastic thought! When are we going?’ she says. “I knew he couldn’t try this, nevertheless it was so candy – it’s actually particular that it was the very last thing I might talk about with him.”
Now, every week after the mom and daughter first climbed aboard Randy in Cape City, Nadja is concentrated on the journey forward – driving 1000’s of miles by way of South Africa to Mozambique, into Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, then south to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
“Am I frightened concerning the automotive? No, I simply have a complete lot of respect for it,” Nadja says. “Randy is an enormous automotive, a heavy automotive, a protected automotive – I’ve had it checked twice.”