"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." - Bill Bryson
"One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller
When I travel I seem to be hyperaware of my surroundings. I take in all the sights, smells and sounds with a childlike wonder, everything being new, or different. It wakes up my senses.
At home I when I am in my same old routine, I don't always pay attention to the sights and sounds of my life. I have heard and seen them all a million times before and forget that seeing it all before doesn't mean it isn't wonderful or beautiful. Instead of moving my body to a new location to invigorate my senses, I need to move my mind to a new perspective and appreciate what is right in front of me.
I take so much for granted.
In this new year I want to travel into my life with the same amazement I have when I journey to another state or city. I want to be amazed with the sights, smells and sounds of my life. I want to photograph it like I will never see it again. I don't want to miss a single detail.
And I want to be grateful for it all...
I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. My family and I traveled to California for a visit. We spent some time in San Francisco and then went north to wine country. It was a little chilly but we thoroughly enjoyed it.
The top photograph is of Point Bonita Lighthouse. I didn't see a picture of the lighthouse before we went (we were not sure it would even be open) I was so surprised when I saw it. It is beautiful! The second and third photographs are somewhere on the Pacific Coast Highway, for this landlocked Midwest girl the whole drive was gorgeous!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!