This is Day 42, and today I begin my journey home. It is happening earlier than I originally intended, and it is the right decision to make. I have mixed feelings in this moment. There is sadness that my Camino pilgrimage is ending (it has been a truly amazing and transformative experience), disappointment that I will not be seeing the ocean and fulfilling my desire to walk across a country, curiosity and a bit of appreciation that I am about to end my 41 day streak of not using any motorized vehicle (what’s it going to feel like to move faster than 5km/hour?), and relief to be on my way home. In a few hours I will be on a train bound for Madrid. Tomorrow I will be on a plane bound for the United States. There are still lessons to be learned and beauty to be experienced, but now that will be occurring within the context of a broader and ongoing Camino pilgrimage (otherwise known as my life).