While staring out of the car window on our never-ending road trip across the vast freeways of America, I realized the nature of our journey had gifted me a wealth of time for reflection.
I thought about grad school with a shutter of anxiety. At the beginning of the year, I felt like an exhausted marathon runner at the end of a race with muscle fatigue turning my limbs into noodles. To be honest, I knew the finish line was close, but knowing this didn’t help my suffering.
Trees lined the whole way through the park until we arrived at Yavapai Point to watch the sunset at the Grand Canyon.
When we walked up the path and took our first look out into the Canyon, all we could do was gasp. It’s amazing.
I can’t imagine a better way to be introduced to this geological wonder. It was truly magical to watch the delicate sunset illuminate a tapestry of colors in the sky and the canyon.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu
We are a couple weeks shy of hitting the three month mark on our road trip and I finally feel like I have enough space in my mind to sit down and write.
When we started this trip we made a list of places that we wanted to see and looked at a map to determine a logical path across the United States. For the most part, this is the only research we did ahead of time.
I am currently packing up my life and preparing for an adventure that comes straight from my heart. This departure makes me feel like a baby bird who is leaving the nest. I’m about to fly to new places that I have been dreaming about my whole life.