Monday, June 23, 2014

My Summer of Writing

Sometimes I find it very therapeutic to reflect and look back at what I have done. Enjoying the memories and taking pride in what I have accomplished. Other times, I just find it down right necessary to look back. This would be one of those times.

Last summer we took a wonderful road trip. We called it our Zoo Road Trip and I documented our adventure on Instagram and Twitter. I started to write about it here, but never quite got around to finishing. Work and school became my priorities and then it was time for the holidays. Before I knew it, six months had gone by and I figured it was in the past. No need to go back now, right? Wrong!

This summer there are no road trips planned. No vacations that will last more than two days and absolutely nothing holding me back from spending my summer vacation doing what I love.

Writing and photography ... a perfect blending of creativity if you ask me.

This summer I will start a journey of reflection and ultimately completion.

Who cares if I am sharing stories about a trip we took last year. The California Redwoods are still standing last time I checked and maybe my story will inspire another family to embark on a journey to the Avenue of the Giants.

You see, most stories have no statute of limitations.

It does not matter how old a story is; as long as sharing the story will enrich and possibly educate others, then the story is worth telling.

People say that every picture has a story to tell. Perhaps some of my pictures could use a few words to enhance those stories. Or maybe those pictures I took of a wild dove, resting in the tree branches outside my window, will bring happiness to someone else like they did me that warm spring afternoon.

Whether I am writing about our Zoo Road Trip from 2013 or sharing photographs with a few words of wisdom, my goal this summer is to write.

To get back into my writing groove and perhaps even take some of those post-it notes I have laying around with ideas scribbled on them and turn those ideas into something worth sharing. Stick around, I think you will like what I have to share with you during my Summer of Writing.

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