So for the past year I have opened my blog page each day - and each day decided I wasn't quite ready to continue. I have often scrolled through the stories, and read again with delight the expression of Joy I wanted to convey. All the while feeling great anticipation for the writing of this next chapter.
So here I am, July 19, 2015 and I know to the very core of my being that the next chapter is here. It has begun and I am ready to set out on this wonderful Journey. It is a Journey I will tell with words and photographs. A Journey I will tell with laughter and love. A Journey that I hope many will share with me. It is a Journey that could only come about at this time and at this place.
I have imagined this story for a year now. I've thrilled at how all the pieces have fallen into place. And I smile as I realize that my Journey of Joy has lead to my career as a Travel Agent.
I sit at my computer now a days with a large world map pinned to my wall that I can reach out and touch any time I want. Australia is right in my line of vision as I look at my monitor. As I raise my eyes I take in China, Mongolia, and that big yellow chunk that says Russia. To the right I see Alaska almost touching Russia, then on to Canada and falling south to the US and on to the beautiful Caribbean. South America is stunning with its countries outlined in a rainbow of colors. My eyes continue right moving on to Africa and I think of that wonderful safari that I am planning for clients. I raise my eyes again and land on that rather small area we casually call Europe - yet it includes so many beautiful countries. I find I have circled the world right here in my office as I catch sight of the other half of Asia. And I sit here amazed! Thrilled! And filled with Joy!
I have landed on the best career! I have the delightful privilege of helping people plan the most amazing vacations - and I am traveling more that ever before!
My next chapter will be filled with stories of Life's Travels as This Journey leads to new places, new people and new Joy. I hope you will join me as I weave my stories and capture for all of us a little more joy in this amazing world!
Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains!
Life is Good!