A little journey North

One day a while back I bought a ticket to Alaska. On a whim.

Today, I'm rushing around all day, jumping on a plane and headed North. I've always wanted to go, just another one of those things I never got around too. One of too many things I never got around to for too long.

Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both “at one with” and “separate from” the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as “learning to survive” is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.
— Roman Payne

Where I get to go today & what I spend my days doing isn't of my concern. I ask to be shown the work, given the guidance and direction for my days, and in turn, for my life. 

"Are you going by yourself?" I'm often asked when I talk about where I'm going and what I'm off to do, to which I think 'I'm by myself a lot but I'm never alone.'

When my grandma passed a way a couple of years ago now, I plucked a couple of books off the shelf. One of them was the Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson. I'd recommend you read it. It's short. And it'll change your life.

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
— 1 Chronicles 4:10

If there's one thing that's for certain it's that my territory has expanded over the past few years. What I do and where I go has been enlarged significantly. 

I'm traveling light - carrying just a backpack. When I arrive, I'm renting a car & staying with a friend's relative. I'm taking a camera and a couple of books. I'll drive all around and take a bunch of photos. I'll read, relax, soak it in and be inspired by what I see.

If I'm certain it's going to be anything, it's that it will something new and it will be different than anywhere I've ever been. It will be filled with awe, grandeur, gratitude and quite probably some tears.

See you on the flip side.