A few years ago, I unearthed a travel journal from a month-long trip to Europe that I took in 2006. As I reviewed its pages, I was struck by just how many details of the trip I had completely forgotten. And if the memories of a once-in-a lifetime trip that was so impactful to me could fade away – how much of my day-to-day life is lost? Sensations, emotions, achievements, losses, experiences from the mundane to the exceptional, all transforming from that specific moment in time to become that day, that week, that year, that life…

As I get older and gain a better understanding of how fragile, how brief, and how precious life really is, it's become even more important to me to me experience it to its fullest and to try to retain all of those little moments that might otherwise get lost. It's with this idea that I started the process of recording these moments – a travel journal, of sorts.

A travel journal for life.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

THEN YOU WOULD KNOW...



I am a very blessed woman; I have so many truly phenomenal friends in my life.  

Some of them struggle sometimes, as we all do, with issues of self-worth and self-esteem.  I often find myself wishing that they could see themselves through my eyes, if only for a moment, and then it would be clear to them just how amazing they are.

Today, I stumbled across this quote, and I thought it captured my feelings on this subject quite perfectly.

"It doesn't make sense to call ourselves ugly because we don't ever really see ourselves. We don't watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent, chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don't see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. We don't see ourselves looking at someone with love inside our heart. There's no mirror in our way when we're laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of us. We would know exactly how bright and beautiful we are if we saw ourselves in the moments when we are truly beautiful." ~Author Unknown