*An act of traveling from one place to another.
*A long and often difficult process of personal change and development.
When I thought of this trip as a journey, I didn't know what it would entail.
And now looking at the definition, it seems to be a fitting title to the streak of uncertainties and difficulties I have encountered on this trip. Possibly more mishaps than any other trip I've taken, and that includes being "stranded" in the French Alps when a volcano eruption in Iceland blocked all air travel above Europe. (I STILL have no idea how that happened.)
So now I know that journeys are not 'vacations.' And they are not just 'trips.'
They are processes of development and growth and may involve growing pains along their path. And the pains may be stressful as hell and uncomfortable to chew on - but they lead somewhere. They lead to something. What it is - is still unknown to me... but I am on the journey so I will eventually find out.
Off I go... Journey on.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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