"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu
It is hard to say how many times I have read Tzu's quote and felt completely inspired, but I'm willing to say at least a bajillion times. It is the quote that graces cheap travel journals, sits in plastic frames at $2-stores and adorns little trinkets at street markets. But it is also the message that inspires me in everything I do. Movement, time, space are all elements of travel, and nothing is even remotely comparable to travelling. The ability to move between places of polar scenery, food, people, values and beliefs is utterly astounding, and hence the reason why I love it so much.
And that's why I've decided to write this. Every single time that I have ever travelled, I have kept a journal. It is a religion now, and has been since the age of eight. But due to my travelling life, I haven't always been able to share all of my experiences with my friends across the globe. And so here we are. With around 150 days until we embark on our first trip to Europe, I feel it is only fitting to be able to share this experience with those I love across the world. Because, at this point in our technological timeline, I can't teleport you a hard-copy of my journal -- which stinks. So let's go.
I can't wait.
~ Ms. Always Travelling