verb: make a journey, typically of some length or abroad
journey along (a road) or through (a region)
go or be moved from place to place
I love to travel. As a child and young adult I didn’t get much opportunity to journey outside my small town. But once I started voyaging farther and farther away, I never looked back. And the older I get the more I seem to just go; with my family, with my husband, by myself at every opportunity.
The thing I like most is the realization that I am not in control. The weather, the airlines, train stations, hotels all rule over me. They determine my day.
Also, the fact that when I go somewhere that I’ve never been, I must follow the guideposts. Stopping my wayward thoughts to read the signs. Or following someone else’s directions. One step at a time, figuring out what’s next.
There are really no drawbacks to getting turned around or even completely lost. Then travel just becomes an adventure. Until I am back on the path I think I am supposed to be on.
What I have found to be true is that travel is a great euphemism for life. Sometimes I do life with those I love, sometimes I am lonely. I am not in control but rather just following the signs, the best I can, to get where I think I need to be. Trying to be present with a grateful heart for all the experiences and blessings that surround me…and I kind of like that about myself.
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
Wherever you are or are traveling to this Thanksgiving go with all your heart. And have a good one!