Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I've been saying yes to things lately that have been the most rewarding, even though there is a level of discomfort to the unknown.
I think I thrive on the unknown. There is so much to learn when you do things that you are not 100% sure about, although the outcome might not be the best. Whatever happens, there is a lesson to be learned.
When I was on the road the past two years, I would wake up and decide where to go next. I love the freedom of being able to pick up and go to places I have never been. There were times when I made wrong turns and there were some huge lessons learned, but somehow it all seemed to work out in the end.
I haven't taken "trailie" out on the road for over a year. It has stayed put in my driveway since Maggie and I came home from our trip in October of 2008. It still reminds me of her when I'm in it. I am thinking of dusting it off and taking Max for a ride in it soon. It's a little different experience with the trailer versus having a tent where I can pick up and go anywhere without anyone noticing. Trailie gets looks everywhere I go. Most people want to know what it is and want to look inside. I have pictures of it on the right side of the blog. It's just 4 feet by 9 feet and pretty light so it's easy to tow. It's been a while so I have to get used to the fact that something is following me on the road when I look in the rear view mirror.
After traveling in a tent for months, I've learned that I don't really need that much. Everything I need can fit in the car so the trailer is pure luxury.
Luxury without a shower, bathroom, privacy or warmth. Who needs that anyway?
There are places that I want to see, that I didn't come across the past two years of being on the road. I didn't go to Canada, North Dakota or the Salt Flats in Utah. I also would like to visit the Salton Sea in California. I am sure there are so many places to explore that people don't know about, including myself.
I feel that I am paying attention more today than ever before. I hear what people say and what comes into my life. I am listening. Listening to how I feel about things as well and going on instinct. I know for a fact that I feel at peace most when I am in nature. I also get excited about learning new things and when a photograph captures a moment as I saw it.
Many women light up when they see jewelry. For me, I get that feeling when I go shopping and look at a really nice tent at REI, or if I try to convince a camera shop to take the Canon EOS 7D out of the box so I can touch it. No luck. Sigh...someday...
For now, I will continue snapping away with my pocket Canon Powershot. It's been good to me so far.