Brisk breezes, fresh and crisp, blow fallen leaves across my path. Bright sunlight breaks through after cloudy mornings and is shortly followed by colorful sunsets in colors the trees try to match.
In travelling halfway around the country, the people and challenges I’ve met, the mistakes and memories I’ve made, all seem to have taken longer than the three and a half months since I started this trip. Halfway around and still only scratched the surface. I’ve seen a lot of places, met a variety of people, all living different lives, and placed myself briefly into their worlds. And I think I’m getting a clearer picture of how I want to shape my world. (And definitely how NOT to shape my world.)
I’ve learned a lot, yet I have a lot to learn. I am getting firsthand experience of possible lifestyles to choose from. And I wonder about those who haven’t. Did they choose their lifestyles or did they just let it happen as it may? You only go around once, they say, so why not make it what you like?