At the start of the new year I set forth a statement in form of a quote by Alice Walker.
I took this closely to heart.
I started to take a closer look at my own dreams.
First I had to dust off my personal box of dreams and wishes, that unfortunately
had been ignored and neglected for too long. Then I had to decide what I felt in my heart,
needed to be seen and done. What is it that I have been dreaming about doing,
but have never taken the actual steps to do?
Many things came up to the surface, Many things "I SHOULD DO" like;
Join a gym, Apply yourself and go after that big job title, go out on more bike rides,
remodel the bathroom, Paint the hallway, set up screen printing space...
all this felt like tasks to get done, it felt like work!!!
After the year of loss that I had delt with, I did not need more work.
I needed to recharge.
I needed freedom, I need excitement, I needed an adventure!
I have always wanted to see Spain.
I have never been to Europe.
This was just the kinda adventure I needed to rewaken, and recharge my creative cells.
Here was my chance to do something I had only dreamed of doing!
Was I afraid?
I have read all about the scammers and thieves that travel around Europe
looking for travelers. My conversational Spanish is best classified as poor to awful,
but these facts just made it all more exciting.
I packed my old college backpack as light as I possibly could, and got my tickets.
I was on my way to live out a lifelong travel dream.
My first flight was out of PDX (Portland, Oregon) on to ORD (Chicago, Illinois)...
then on to FRA (Frankfurt, Germany)...
Over the Pyrenees mountains...
finally ending my global flight adventures in BCN (Barcelona, Spain).
This is a diverse culture rich in history, art and cuisine.
Everyday gave me a glimpse into a past that has built up to become a decadent tapestry
that is known as Spain.
I invite you to see through the lens of a camera, how this journey unfolds .
I look forward to sharing my travel discoveries with you.