I am sixty eight and live in New Zealand. About eight years ago one of my sisters died she was a non as is the other one still alive. So we are Catholic. I decided to go to confession first time in twenty years there was some ugly stuff in there and I was face to face with the priest .How damed embarrassing. He told me for my penance to read some bits of st James. I can make excuses for why I never got around to reading it but basically I was just to lazy . Eight years later I watch the film The Way. I ether decided right then or I was told by some one or some thing that Terry you were to lazy to read St James so now you are going to walk it. (should have read it) So that,s how I decided. I start in August this year. Are there other stories out there as to how you! decided to walk the Camino.