Those of you who know me have been fully aware for quite some time now that I LOVE National Geographic. I'm a super fan. I read them all cover to cover; I get all the emails; I follow them on social. I am such a huge supporter, in fact, that a few years ago I actually WON one of their very cool vacations! It's the only time I've won anything in my life and I'm SO grateful that the Universe decided to wait to gift me that one. I still smile thinking about all the incredible memories made on that trip.
I just love to explore. Whether it's on a grand NatGeo trip, or a walk around my block, I am a sponge with life - wanting to do it all; see it all. There is such huge value found in this kind of exploration - seeking out all of this fabulous knowledge in order to better understand the world around you and how you fit in, or can contribute.
More recently, on one of my long nature walks, it dawned on me that the great invitation of all of this outward exploration is that it's actually an opportunity to look inward. Stay with me.
As each of us navigates this life experience, we inherently seek out ways to survive and thrive. We yearn for connection and collaboration and to contribute something meaningful while we are here. Many spend lifetimes on this outward quest - and that is fabulous. But today I propose that the most wonderful expedition of all is the one to find yourself.
The journey to self awareness is the single greatest walk you will ever take. AND, once you have done that inner work, you will find that you show up and interact with this beautiful world around you in an entirely different, more present way. You will breathe deeper, love bigger, live better and help bring forward a legacy that positively impacts all those who interact with you. The great news about this particular trip, too, is that you don't have to be a life-long fan of a yellow-covered magazine to go! You're all invited to this priceless trip and you can start literally whenever you want.
For some, this invitation can feel like a golden ticket and you just can't wait to get going! For others, this opportunity might feel like looking down into the deepest, darkest unexplored cave on planet earth.
No matter who you are or where you're starting from, I encourage you to go on this trip.
And if you want a travel buddy, just let me know! As I said, I LOVE this trip and I've been hundreds of times! Five stars! Highly recommend!