I Am A Traveling Woman

travel

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.”

Confucius

Wherever you are or are traveling to this Thanksgiving go with all your heart. And have a good one!

5 replies »

  1. Thankful that God has blessed every road you’ve been on and that one of them led you to me ❤️

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Such a sweet soul, since we were little kids…I kind of like that about you… 😊

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