August 19th, 2013
+Happy Monday readers! I am still pulling my thoughts and memories together from this past trip. I am really finding out quickly how much I adore travel and being so far away from my normal habitat. While it is good to be back home after a long time away from home, traveling is a euphoria in which we are living a life outside of anything like our normal routine, and that’s what makes travel so exciting!
+I am going to be honest with you, I had anxiety out of my mind before flying last week. I hadn’t flown on a plane since I was nine years old in 2006 and I was already afraid of flying, yet I loved the idea of air travel. It was a weird concept to be afraid of something you find so extraordinary.
+My first flight from my trip began with a lot of nerves and a surely beating heart. The feeling of “life or death” that hits your mind as you race down the runway waiting to see lift off is unreal the first time. You then feel the sigh of relief as you get through the clouds and everything is smooth in the Troposphere. At that moment, I could think about where I was and just observe.
+I envy those who travel on the regular, I envy that there are people who get to be more in common with the views from an air craft and the world above. The perspective is so foreign to you where it creates a mix of anxiety and wonder.
+Looking back on it now, it is easy to be envious of that view because when you are up there cruising through aerospace, it is just so much more peaceful. If you can manage to drown out the sounds of the little piece of society that is flying up there with you, you can take in the wonder of air travel.
I hope you got something out of this little reflective piece I worked on this past weekend. I find myself trying to get the most spiritually when I go somewhere new, and I always seem to end up taking it all in after I am home and feeling nostalgic. I hope you enjoy your weeks readers, and I encourage you to be more observant of your surroundings when you are somewhere new. You might find something extraordinary in the simplest of places. xxoo