January 21, 2011
I didn't pack my suntan lotion or fill up the gas tank, but I came back with some souvenirs.
I love spontaneous trips, but this one would have been smoother if I had planned.
I ventured into wild and untamed territory and often found myself saying, "I just want to go home." There were bumpy roads, detours and unfavorable conditions, but the view was worth it.
This was a journey of the heart.
Before the journey started my bags were filled with expectations, "standards" and plans. I returned much lighter for the load. It was difficult leaving them along the wayside. Letting go can be so hard, even when it makes the burden lighter.
Have you been there? Are you on a road that doesn't seem to end? The roads of life can take so many turns. I know your journey looks very different from mine. Sometimes I may have even been a little jealous of your venture. But that's not the map designed for me.
Join me next week as I share my journey.
Have a beautiful weekend, wherever it may take you!