I want to use this blog for more than self worship. More than just reading my words for self aggrandizement. During my rehab and recovery, even with the wonderful support systems I have in place, there were times when everything seemed gray and as if the metaphorical walls were closing in around me. Long days were getting longer and days were blending together. There was very little that I drew inspiration from. My children specifically were my biggest motivator, there where days when that didn’t seem enough though.
My recovery is going very well, and I’m thankful, but I wondered what the next chapter of life would hold. The unknown can be both scary and exciting. I’m excited. I also wanted to incorporate more travel into my life, believing that would diminish the claustrophobic feeling I had encountered during the days,weeks and months of rehabbing. But how could I do more? How could my travels help someone else? Travel is so personal to each individual, how could my travel help anyone else? I thought about what would inspire me from someone else’s travel, pictures. Pictures, but not just any pictures, pictures of freedom, places that make you feel free, people who represent freedom, the people, places and things that provoke a sense of wonder and awe throughout the country and world. So that’s my new mandate, my new charge. Inspire those who may need to be replenished, refueled. Do it through travel and photography. I hope to be a blessing to someone as my family, friends and therapists/medical personnel, have been to me. Come join the travels and nourish your soul, one mile at a time with me.