Don’t forget to look back


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I stumbled across this post today that I wrote during our road trip to Moab and Sedona a few months back.  I thought it was a good one to share :)

I feel most inspired and electric when I travel.  I can feel the creative energy just flowing through me.  I’ve felt lately that I haven’t travelled as much as I would have liked over the past few years.  I’ve been really focused on my career I guess you could say, and my priorities haven’t exactly included saving up for a 10hr flight to some far away land.

As I sat in the passenger seat, staring out the window at the beautiful landscapes and scenery en route to Moab, I started thinking back over the past few years of all the little trips I’ve done.  I have this travel map which I’ve pinned all the places I’ve been to my entire life – but it hasn’t been updated for a few years.  So on my little iPhone notepad, I began my list.

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IMG_3370I couldn’t believe it.  So many places and so many adventures.  With so many wonderful people.  Sure, they were all trips relatively close to home, but that doesn’t matter – this feeling, of feeling alive and inspired, came out of me on each of these trips.  It’s funny what we sometimes take for granted, or I guess we forget.  With our drive so focused on the next best thing, it’s easy to forget what got us there in the first place.

Being a goal setting enthusiast, it’s easy to look into the future.  It’s easy to want more, to seek more places, to reach higher.  It’s also easy to forget how far we’ve come and how much we’ve accomplished.  Keep looking ahead, but every once and a while – remember to look back.  Give yourself a pat on the back for all that you’ve done.  For everything you’ve achieved.  It’s pretty amazing when you acknowledge all that you’ve accomplished!IMG_3373

Smile with your heart!

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