One of my biggest highlights was overall getting the chance to go on a several-week long road-trip with Jason. Definitely one of the most priceless things in the world to me. Even with being frustrated that our tire was making an awful noise or that smoke was billowing from the dashboard (yes billowing) to being ecstatic about our posh hotel room on the beach or seeing whales for the first time, I loved being able to experience all of that with Jason. I hope that all of you get the chance to feel what I felt with the loved ones in your life. In a profound way, it makes life incredibly meaningful.
IN MY HEAD:
While sitting passenger for hours and hours, watching the miles roll by, I had lots of time to think! There was so much to look at...I was constantly thinking "Wow..look at that!" or "Ohhh, that's so pretty" or "My gosh, they should clean that up", etc. My list of inspiring images: flowers in bloom, waves that crashed onto the seashore with reckless abandon, animals that were living in their own unique habitats, endless miles of incredible landscapes, many beautiful homes and gardens...All of this made me question "How can I surround myself with the things that I love most, and make a living out of it?" You see, my future doesn't seem like much of a future at all if the majority of my time isn't spent doing what I love most. I've see time and again, people be the greatest of blessings to others when they're serving in the areas that they love most.
I want my joys and gifts to be shared with others, and what I mean is that I love to cook, and I'm most happy when I can cook for others. Especially those who really need it! And I love growing a garden...Watching someone pick something off of a plant and enjoy it themselves like I enjoy it, makes me smile. I like to decorate and make spaces cozy and beautiful, and it's the best when I can watch others relax there and enjoy that space as well. I've played the violin ever since I was in third grade and it wasn't until I started to play along with a worship band at church that I realized just how much I enjoyed playing so that others could enjoy the music. There's a bit more, but what can I do that involves all of this stuff....? Own a hostel and play in a local orchestra?....