Inspiration can be found everywhere if you are open to the message. Maybe you read a quote everyday (my favorite is the Holstee Manifesto that I keep at my desk) or even your horoscope and it inspired you to action. Maybe you read a story, watched a video or looked at photos and they moved you to do something different from your norm. How we find the inspiration to pursue our happiness, to be our better selves is all so personal – what inspires you may do nothing for me and vice versa. This week’s #FriFotos theme is Inspiration and for me, while I can see a photo, read a story or dream about a destination, what really inspires me to travel is the feeling I get when I’m on a plane staring out the window at 30,000 feet – the potential of the world down below, the possibility that I will be a different person when we land. Captured in my many cloud photos from up in the air or on top of a mountain (Table Mountain) in South Africa.
Flying high above the clouds over cities and towns below, I am struck with the realization that I am just a small part of the big world. Cloud photos definitely fascinate me as I travel. The world is brimming with people and their stories, if I’m lucky, I’ll get to meet a few along the way. All the newness, the possibility, the potential, the challenges, the comfort that travel affords me is addicting – an addiction I don’t want to cure – I want to continue to travel to places that allow me to explore, to see the world in a new light, to understand the cultures, meet the people and see how I fit (or don’t fit) into the world.
I’ve met amazing inspiring people along my journeys – Helen, Justin & Jess, Noah and so many people with incredible lives that inspire me to do better, to be better, to live better. To think it all started up in the air with my head in the clouds……snapping cloud photos.
What inspires you to travel or in life? Do you have a favorite quote like I do? Share some inspiration in the comments below…..