Do you have an activity you love to do, that when you do it, you feel vibrant, invigorated, and alive? Perhaps, it’s dancing, Blues Festivals, photography, or woodworking? It’s an essential part of who you are; it’s in your bones. Without it life feels gray and dreary. For me, that thing is travel. Any sort of travel, whether it is exploring a small town only hours away from home, a road trip to Colorado, or a flight across an ocean, I adore it all.
I discovered this about myself after my divorce. A trip to Colombia with girlfriends unspooled that tightly wound spring inside. I relaxed into a part of myself I hadn’t realized needed expression; the part of me which craves new sights, sounds and interactions. Because exploring the wider world is so essential to whom I am I’ve come to see travel as one of my spiritual practices. [Read more…]