I’ve been traveling for a year now. My passion is what I’m in search of. Finding ones passion can be quite an adventure. I’m only home for a few days and off again. It’s been a wonderful and amazing year. I miss being at home (sometimes, not really often), I do miss my bed. As this year draws to an end I have so much to reflect on. I’ll be sharing these reflections in the next 5 weeks…and updating you on my journey back to my passion.
I’m on a journey to find my passion. There are many articles, books and even Jason Silva has a ‘Shots of Awe‘ about finding your passion. There are anywhere between 3 to 10 steps to finding your passion. I think I’ll follow Jason’s advice of 3 steps. So I will follow the steps and find my passion, and you will come on my journey with me. Buckle up it could be a wild ride.
Something had to change…I was in a deep funk. Can one trip get someone out from under such a heavy weight? Maybe not, but it sure has helped. My mother and I took a three-week trip. We hit a bunch of National Parks, took an Alaskan cruise and drove over 7000 miles in a rented car. I took a lot of photos and will be posting them here.
Not only did we see beautiful sites, birds, and wildlife, the chance to experience it with my mom was most awesome.It was such a great trip we may do it again next year.
The magnolias are now in bloom here in Chicago. I’ve also seen, daffodils, Redbuds and Bradford pear trees in blooms as well. These were in bloom in Oklahoma a month ago. It is nice to travel north and see these flowers and trees in bloom. We have mosquitos and really warm weather. It’s kind of funny to see people in jackets when I’ve been sweating everyday in my garden. We’ll be heading home in a few days, and back to the heat…and back to my garden. Springtime in Chicago is so nice.
In Catoosa (Right off Route 66) there is the Blue Whale. It was constructed, on site, by Hugh Davis between 1970-72. Originally it was built as a one-of-kind wedding anniversary present. It’s 80′ long, 15′ tall, and 10′ across. You’re allowed to walk in it…but no jumping in to go swimming. There is a little gift shop on the site as well.
If you ever get a chance to drop by, it’s pretty cool.