Changed by Travel Once Again!

06/11/2014

To travel is typically defined as to make a journey of some length in a dictionary…I am guessing but I think 500+ miles to The Isle of Skye probably qualifies under this definition. The horrendous weather as we headed onto the west coast of Scotland added another dimension as we wondered if we would actually get there. In the days of the Skye ferry we probably wouldn’t have but still the wonder and anticipation of the bridge being closed was there as the reports and experience of the horrendous weather continued as we travelled.

Traveling allows us the chance to rid ourselves of the ties and thoughts from our every day lives, it gives us time to think and daydream about our dreams that we may never otherwise have the space to connect with, we can recharge and be invigorated or inspired by new experiences and new perspectives and the memories gained give us a lifetime of bonds and of resourcefulness -That is why I travel.
I love wild places and Skye is wild with a capital W. The freedom of the openness and yet the over arching power of mountains looming over your head sets my heart to love for this incredible beautiful land in which we live. The history and folklore sets my imagination on fire. Escaping the city noise and bustle gives my mind space to breathe, to feel, to create and the freedom to just be.

The weather as I write this is continual rain at right angles thrown by the squalling winds stinging your face with pain when I walk my gorgeous Poppy dog who has to be dragged out in the rain. I can hear the horror of many but I feel alive and a part of nature as I never do in the city, my nerves tingle as I battle on yet smiling with happiness. There was no-one else out walking and the peace here is so loud it is deafening. This is my soul and this is my heart that I can now bring back to my studio as I have been changed by travel once again!

Want to Read“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent The weather as I write this is continual heavy rain and more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”
“It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.”
― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

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“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”
― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

What does traveling give you? Please share with me where is the place you most want to go and why and how can you get there? Make those plans and bring your dream to life!

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