Happy New Year, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was very quiet spent with close family – eating, laughing, reminiscing and more eating!
This year I have decided to take part in Ali Edwards One Little Word workshop. In 2012 I attempted to do it but honestly I didn’t put enough into to gain any insights or make any changes but this year I am committed to this.
My word is journey, to me this is about moving forward in my life and pushing the boundaries in the coming year, to try and get to where I want to be and to enjoy getting there.
The definition of the word is perfect for me and what I want from my word (not literally however I am travelling later this year):
Jour·ney [jur-nee] noun
1. traveling from one place to another
2. a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling
3.a period of travel
4.a passage or progress from one stage to another
I stumbled across the perfect quote by a lady called Ella Maillart, I didn’t know who she was so I looked it up and she could not have been a more perfect person to quote. She was an adventurer, traveller and photographer in the 30’s and 40’s and went to areas that many people wouldn’t think about in those days (even these days!) such as walking from Beijing to Nepal, Afghanistan and the Soviet Union and she did most of it by herself and her thirst for adventure was with her right until her passing in 1997. I felt like I was meant to find the quote and read about this astonishing woman, who led this amazing life.
“It is our own self we find at the end of the journey, the sooner we face that self the better”